I have spent my life working toward one goal or another and I suppose each one achieved is a success. I taught my children all about goal setting because it has always kept me moving forward. I am a retired hairdresser and my career success was pretty much a given. Why? Because from the day I stepped into my first salon job I never had to go to work again. I love everything about being a hairdresser.So my career was a success, though it didn't make me a millionaire. I only retired because now I want more ME time. More time with my Momma, my house, my writing, my kids & my grandbabies, my husband and well the list goes on and on because I have TIME now. That wasn't a goal, it was releasing myself from needing goals. This, too, was a success. I love having time to live my life under my own terms. I still over plan most days and don't finish everything I wanted to finish, but now I have tomorrow. Having tomorrow is a success.
I never made a ton of money and I never invested properly or wisely enough to live out my retirement in the lap of luxury, but the bills are still being paid, so far. We still have food and a little cash here and there, so I guess that is a success. My husband will be retiring at the end of this year, he says, and then we'll see how successful I find this to be! I may start looking for a job as soon as he spends his first month off the job. The success of this remains to be determined! :)
It's not a matter of how much you have, what you do, where you live that makes you a success. It doesn't matter if you have one friend or fifty, neither makes you a success. Your success, my success is all about who we are.
The goal I set for myself every day now is pretty basic. I get up, remind myself what day it is, go directly to the coffee pot and enjoy a cup while I 'plan' my day. But my goal is simply to be just a little bit better person than I was yesterday. On the days that happens, I have succeeded.
Like most of the people I know, I am a work in progress and success is achieved in baby steps. I think just living each day allowing God's plan to work for me maybe just brings successes I didn't even know I wanted.
Maybe success CAN just happen.