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