Defining Success

Bloganuary Day 11

Today’s Prompt: How do you define success?

It’s day 11 and I am tired of writing a post a post a day already but here I am. I guess in that respect I am already successful in maintaining a daily writing habit up until this point.

If I think about it, to me success is made up of at least 3 parts:

  1. Do what you say you will do.
  2. As Matthew McConaughey reminds us on IG- Don’t half-*ss it!
  3. Leave the world a little better than you found it when you are done even if the outcome is not quite what you intended it to be.

I’m going to keep it short and sweet today. Would you add anything further to those 3 parts? Looking forward to reading everyone else’s definitions.


Author: groundedafrican

Proudly South African mum to a bright and gorgeous young human. Employee. Life Coach in the making. Blogger. Fascinated with and passionate about people and helping them grow.

10 thoughts on “Defining Success”

  1. I agree with your three parts.
    I also agree with you that I’m getting tired of writing them too.
    While I’m reading great stuff in many blogs, for me, I think the prompts are too generic. They either have to go deeper or just be more fun/silly.
    What do you think?

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  2. This was very good. I like Matthew Mc…..(I can never spell his last name). Have you read his book Green lights? I kind of feel the same way about the questions, but its a fun way to journal and think a little more about how I would answer. I think the days are off though….but maybe not.

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    1. Thank you. Yes I had to google his surname because I can’t spell it either. Lol. I hear you about the questions. Maybe I am a little jaded because this is my 2nd time around and versions of these questions were asked last year and I don’t really have anything new to add…..🤔


      1. That makes sense….I wouldn’t want to repeat either. This was my first year so I’ll push through it. I take part in a great link party called Wednesday quotes hosted by Marsha Ingrao… if that’s something that interests you. We post every wednesday and she has the year pretty much planned out. I’ve really enjoyed it and you can spin it however you want. Here’s her link.

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