“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
Success is something everyone strives for. It can mean many different things to different people.
Success can mean making lots of $$$$.
Success can mean becoming famous.
Success can mean fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Success can mean completing a goal.
Success for me has evolved as I have aged. It means more than money and actually is something money can’t buy. It means more than being known and sometimes I feel most successful when things are … quiet. It means whether or not I fulfill my dreams, I still reach for them and I enjoy the work.
It isn’t as much about reaching a goal as it is enjoying the journey.
Success for me is a willingness to work at writing better and becoming better. It’s a sense of accomplishment when something I write touches another person in a meaningful way. Some of the most successful times were the times I wrote pieces that never earned one cent.
Success is like a rainbow. Everyone has their favorite color but without all the colors it wouldn’t be a rainbow.
Don’t let unmet goals, unfulfilled dreams, or the lack of money or fame keep you from enjoying your journey in your writing – or for that matter – anything in your life that you feel compelled to do.
Life is a gift. Your gifts and abilities are to bless others. Don’t waste your time struggling to reach lofty goals before you realize you have success.
Success is enjoying your journey, enjoying your loved ones, enjoying your gifts and the gifts of others. Take time to celebrate the small things in life as success.
What are your successes today?