Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Freewriting Day 2: What is Success?

What is success? Is it book and TV appearances? Is it having all of the material things? I think success is found when you are content. Success comes when you stop chasing after all of the accolades. 

Success is being happy. Being happy with a little or a lot. People may not know my name, but every day I want to make someone else happy. That's it. Success is when you care about others more than yourself. Success is something much bigger than the number in your bank account.

They say you've "made it" when you are a success. According to society, you are a success when you have accomplished something. Instead of making a name for yourself, how about doing something to care for the needy, the hopeless, the ones who are alone. 

Success is spreading joy. Success is showing mercy. Success is forgiving others. Success is getting up when you've been knocked down. Success is shining despite the rain, rising above limitations.

All of us who haven't quit, WE are a success. We keep going. Those who have never faced any hardships don't know what success really is. Success isn't something that is handed to you, it's earned. Success is measured by the things you do when no one is watching. Success should follow character, but too often character is thrown away FOR success. As some song lyrics say, "I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul."