At a time when I would normally be doing anything but sitting here writing this, I can’t help but think. Maybe it’s my hectic schedule or the caffeine that’s got me on edge. Probably both, but beside the point I think it’s important to point something out. Reality has gotten in the way of my most carefully crafted plans. And frankly, I think it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Yes, after years of planning my life out, I said to hell with it all and I can tell you I am a much happier person. It has helped me redefine success for myself.
I have come to realize success means something different to everyone. I think we’re all human enough to know what it means to us.
To me success is being happy with what I see when I look in the mirror. Liking my job or whatever I am doing. It’s feeling confident that I know who I am.
Success is getting happy and staying happy.
It’s about being content with who you are and what you set out to do. It’s waking up tired, to start your day to do what you have to do. It’s finding the motivation when there’s a million different things making you believe it cant be done. Success is laughing at yourself for saying something stupid when you would normally be embarrassed. It’s being a kind person when everyone around you is being a jerk.
Success is following your morals and knowing who you are and what you stand for.
Success embodies so many different things and everyone has a different definition of it.
I am successful because I am happy. I am happy because I choose to be happy.
Success is something to choose. No matter your path, I think you should choose it too.
From Southern Indiana comes Author, Brooke Myers. Myers is a novelist who writes within the horror and mystery and suspense genres. Though do not expect her to stay only within those genres. Find her on Facebook @brookemyersauthor to follow along on her journey as she navigates writing, finding time to enjoy life, and being a dog mom.