March 10- The most successful person I know

Hello dear March,

I have a few tasks to accomplish, so a success quote might be what I need right now. The weather is a bit grey in Paris but they offered me a chocolate at my favorite café 🙂

So, yes, I want success, you want to know what I mean by it?

I checked it up at the dictionary, here is what I found:

Success is

a. the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame

b. the correct or desired result of an attempt

c.  someone or something that is successful : a person or thing that succeeds

You want to know what I think about it, don’t you?

a. Ok, so the first one is achieving something that is socially agreeable: fame and respect have to do with other people. But I could still not be happy. Many famous people are wealthy and famous and yet, don’t seem to have a good time. What about wealth? It is a plus. But it doesn’t stand by itself. So there is a secret ingredient that makes all the others count, and without it they are meaningless.

b. the second is the one I have been a little bit at a loss the last few years. I have made attempts, but the desired outcome has not always come up. For example, I have applied for funding, here there and elsewhere. And I got something but yet, many times I haven’t 🙂

Yet, Michael Jordan could jump up here and have a word of encouragement:

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed”.

You might object, yes but this is Michael, not you April. I agree, I don’t try to be a world-class basketball player 🙂

As to the third definition of success, a person or thing that succeeds it is my favorite, because it shows how arbitrary these things are: who decides if a person is successful? what if I decide for myself?

I am most successful, the most successful person I have been closely acquainted to, yesss (I don’t think I am as closely acquainted with anybody else). Whose word would be enough to contradict me?

Society? It is very vague. Even people who seem to agree, they might doubt. I might get dressed as a queen and go to a fashionable café. If my way to behave lacks confidence, if I seem to ask forgiveness for my existence, my expensive designer clothes will not be enough even for the anonymous “others”.

So, let’s give ourselves a vote of confidence as successful people! Let’s be the most successful person we are closely connected to in our life!

Why? Because We say so 🙂

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost
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8 thoughts on “March 10- The most successful person I know

  1. Success, money and fame are the side effect from doing what we love. If they come to you, be appreciated on them. If they don’t, fine. You are already fulfill yourself. That is more than enough. 😉 thank you for sharing this

  2. Love this! Yes! And being a success and how it’s determined is arbitrary. People are running in all sorts of races. Create the race that’s best for you. Heck it might not even be race to success, but an enjoyable stroll savoring every second as you amble in the direction you intend to go. Blessings!
    KaiCarra

  3. It’s kinda great….when you finally have that ha-ha moment about yourself! Isn’t it? I’m so happy I found you. My family comes from France. I hope someday soon to see Paris in person. Whereabouts do you live? I’d love to hear all about it! Thanks for visiting my blog, that’s how I found you.

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