What is Success?

What does success mean to you?  Have you ever sat down and really thought about and defined what it means to be successful?  I hope each of you understand that success means something different for each person.  What I believe to be success may not be the same as the next person. We live in a social media world where everyone is fighting for the spotlight of fame and fortune to be recognized as being successful.

I’m sure you are asking what does success means to me.  Well, I’m glad you asked! Success means more to me than glitter and gold.  What I mean by that is to say I need more than luxury cars, lavish jewelry, expensive clothes, etc.  I need something that is only given to me through my inner being.  My idea of success is having Peace! I say this because no one can steal my peace and no one is in charge of whether or not I receive my peace.  When I am able to sleep comfortably at night without the fear of worrying about my children, or wondering how a bill will be paid, or questioning if my health will fail me; is far more substantial than living for glitter and gold.

Because we live in such an autonomous world, we want everyone to believe we are succeeding even when we are not.  It is okay to be transparent and authentic with yourself because at the end of the day, you are the only person that really know what sacrifices you have made to get to where you are.  You don’t owe anyone any explanations for your decisions about your life. The best thing you can do is to be open and honest with yourself and know that your life is your business.  Those who you are trying to attract will only be there for all the wrong reasons!

Remember, “what do you benefit if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul” Mark 8:36.  Be mindful in how you attempt to attract others.  Your character will reveal who you are whether you perceive yourself as successful or not.  When you stop comparing your life to someone else’s, you will find that you are indeed successful and for that you should be thankful!