It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen
Let’s talk about success today. I talk a lot about failure, and I briefly touch on what success means to me, but I don’t really explain myself. I worry about success all the time, having found myself in unexpected circumstances and career changes. Someone told me, if I was successful once, than I can be successful again, and I am holding on to that like it is my only lifeline back into the world. Not that I am not apart of the world now, but changes are coming and it’s time to think ahead.
He’s so old that when he orders a three-minute egg, they ask for the money up front. George Burns
So what is success?
Success = the accomplishment of an aim or a purpose.
So that’s the general definition, but narrow it down further, what makes you successful in life?
Is if family? friends? Careers? Wealth? Inner Peace? World Peace? I think there are a thousand answers for this question and I am curious what they are for you? I’d like to know when the point is that you “feel” successful at life.
For me, in my late thirties, I’m still seeking the moment I feel successful. I am still searching for the things that will make me content in this big bad world. (Contentment being the moment I feel I’ve been successful in life.) I’ve had a series of successful moments, but not one thing to make me settle into contentment. Perhaps contentment is only something you reach in the end? Or perhaps my restless soul is just meant to wander?