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.

Daily Quote: Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.“

Carl Sandburg

I have learnt through my own life and through watching others that following your passion, your purpose is time well spent. When we spend our time doing things that take us away from our passion/purpose because someone else has made us promises, especially involving making money, we delay our success and often find ourselves going in circles. When we stick to pursuing our passion/purpose in such away that it also benefits those around us, we blossom and success naturally follows. It takes a while and it doesn’t always come in the form that you expected but it always comes. You can’t help but attract good things to you because your are in such a good space yourself.

Don’t let others lure you away from your passion/purpose with promises of success/money. They are succeeding because that is their path. Your path is different. Trust your intuition. It’s God’s way of guiding you. Your path is lit by your passion/purpose. Spend your time following that. #dowhatyoulove

Hourglass and coins
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Daily Quote: Albert Schweitzer

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Albert Schweitzer

Key. Quote by Albert Schweitzer
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