Fellow writer and friend Matt Hofferth wrote a blog post about The Price Of Success that grabbed my attention. With wisdom, Matt gives some straight talk about how we view success and what it means.
I love this quote by Albert Einstein. I happened across it the other day while putting together my interview/guest post with Wander. It weighed on my mind. Then, a day or two later, Matt's post showed up. Interesting enough, my ladies group has been talking on the subject of success as well. So I thought, 'Okay...I'm meant to explore this a little more!' Have you ever had a topic keep popping up like that?
When asked what success meant to me, I took a few days to stew on it. Success to me is using your G-d given talents and abilities to the best of your ability. Here's the dictionary's definition -
What's your take on success? What makes a person successful? Matt had pointed out that a person can achieve success yet still be unhappy. What Matt was conveying is that a person can achieve success in one part of life, yet be unsuccessful in other areas.
It can be easy to get caught up in one area of life. When I'm in edits, it seems I've got my nose buried in my manuscript to the exclusion of most other things. But I cannot allow, will not allow, writing to be the sole definition of me as a person. There's a whole lot more...Ha. As we all look ahead to a new Round Of Words In 80 Days on April 2, let's set our goals keeping this in mind - and strive to be people of value while working toward success.
Best of luck in reaching your goals this upcoming round, everyone! I'm excited to see what makes the lists.