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You can’t measure THAT?!



How is success measured? I’ve always wondered how people determine if they are or are not successful or how they deem another’s success.

Is success something you can actually measure? I have always been one to think that success has nothing to do with financial freedom, climbing the corporate ladder or  putting a dog in a Louis Vitton purse.    I also firmly believe that while numbers may tell a story in terms of sales goals or money made, they don’t show the accuracy of effort, or the determination or passion an individual puts into whatever their life’s work may be.

I don’t think being an heiress to a fortune, or flaunting your goodies on television throws you into the category of success either. Don’t get me wrong, these are just my ideas of what success isn’t.

I’ll tell you what I think success is, in my own opinion of course.

Success is watching your kids terrorize and fight with each other, and then one steps back, takes a deep breath and says, ” I don’t want to fight, let’s just talk about this.” Then you know, what you say is making a dent somewhere in their stubborn minds.

Success is doing something you love everyday, not for money, not for fame and not because you have to.

Success is humbly taking what others see as failures and turning them into…WHAT? Opportunities.

Success is asking for help when you need it.

Success is waking up to the one you love after an eternity together, and still thinking how lucky you are.

Success is being able to stand up for what you believe in.

Success is admitting you’re wrong, when you’re wrong.

Success is knowing that you will never hold all the knowledge in the universe, and being very OK with that.

Success is accomplishing the very small things, one tiny step at a time, and not telling a soul about it.

Success is knowing how wonderful you are, and knowing that you don’t need to compete.

Just a thought, what are yours?



About markella

I am a freelance writer with a creative flare for life. I see inspiration in all that I encounter and have a thirst for knowledge, life, running, cooking, being outdoors, my incredible family and of course taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I spend much of my time as a student in life, learning from kids and all the wonder that surrounds us. I believe in always asking questions, even when nobody else will. l love the bountiful Okanagan Valley, where I call home and anticipate each season, as creativity and inspiration take their form all over the place here. I love the clinche saying, "You've made your bed, now lie in it." I believe we create our paths and determine our futures. Maya Angelou puts it simple and exact, " Be present in all things and thankful for all things."


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