Success matters- let’s face it. As a child, I was told that I would never amount to a thing, and I believed those who offered this advice; they were my parents. I never planned for success! It seemed so beyond my reach. When I think about the word, and what it now means to me, I have a different perspective.
I consider the word and how it is spelled: S U C C E S S.
I assign a word or characteristic to each of those letters, as in:
- S for strive, to be all that I can be
- U for understand, that just because they are my parents does not mean that they are right
- C for courage, to move up and out
- C for commit, to do what it takes
- E for education, knowing how essential a good education is
- S for strength, to overcome obstacles
- S for share, and the philosophy that sharing is caring
So, what does it mean to you? How do you measure success in your career and life? What matters most, and why? How do you define it in a resume or during an interview? https://www.theresumecenter.com/careers-advice/interview-preparation-help/what-exactly-does-the-word-success-mean-to-you
We all want success; we chase it, but what is it? Success is both a goal and a journey.
To me, success means that I broke the template that my parents had set; I have a loving, caring, brilliant family and they like to be with me as much as I like to be with them. I have a great public speaking career, and I’ve created a nursing legacy that has allowed me to affect lives across the globe. I have good health, a growing sense of humor, and an appreciation for the gifts that I have been given. I have an amazing life partner who means the world to me and who I appreciate more with each passing day. I have good friends, lifelong relationships, and a passion for life.
I broke the template, and I have achieved measures of success. But for me, like you-this is a goal and a journey. I can spell the word, and I can create the future. I can spell the word, and I am on the journey.