I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching, business planning, life planning, and all around thinking lately. The one question that keeps popping up is, “What does success mean to me?”. My answer changes daily. Sometimes I think success will be when I can buy myself that dreamy black Beamer. Somedays I think it’s when I can take my family on at least 3 amazing vacations a year (have I mentioned I love to travel?!). Other days it’s when I’m making X per year. Success means something different to everyone. I’m starting to believe that success isn’t the end of the road but the road we travel to get there.
I read this great Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on my friend’s Facebook page tonight as he remembered his late father who passed away 2 years ago. He said that this quote was very much his father. My thoughts go out to my friend and his family. I can only hope that my family feels this way about me when I am gone.
To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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