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Monday, December 20, 2010


                  The image of success was a wealthy beautiful famous actress with perfect hair with a perfect smile and perfect teeth, thirty-six, twenty-four, thirty-six with satin and silk and mink. The next image of success is a scientist who discovers something that will aid all mankind, the Louis Pasteur of the modern age, the new Albert Einstein who changes they way people think, outside the box, that is success, the whole world in awe, like a Bill Gates, the man who changed everything, banking, business, politics, education, communication, etc. with the software to begin all software opening a new world for everyone, now that is success. He, Bill Gates has made so much money he quit his day job just so he could play with his money. Hooray for him.

Now on my level success is simply not giving up what I started, a project of any magnitude.
Another success is, even though it doesn't look like I planned it to look, I finished what I started.
Still, starting something I planned to do is also a success, instead of dreaming forever about doing something, taking the first step is a big deal.
Waking up in the morning is a success, getting out of bed is even a bigger success.
Counting anything that can be deemed success is a good habit, it builds courage. And courage is what is needed to make it through the day. Making it through the day counts as a success to. All these little things add up to a great big success, feeling good about yourself. Feeling good about yourself makes it easier to live with yourself and then you can begin to have fun. Now having fun living is truly a success, no matter how much money you have and who knows that you are alive.

Yes there are some people in the world that everybody knows and we all see that as success. Everybody knows Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, even in far off Africa, and they are recognized for helping people and being rich famous beautiful people. I don't know why I am not rich and beautiful and famous like they are.

And I know I will never be rich and famous and beautiful with perfect hair but in my world I am a success. I strive to do my best all the time and sometimes it isn't good enough but I did not compromise. I did and do what I think is right, and sometimes it turns out wrong.

But I keep going, like the Timex.
And that is success.
And knowing when to stop, ie when time is wasted, that too is success.

Wasting time is difficult to define. A simple example is: trying to make some feel good who doesn't want to. Some people enjoy being miserable, enjoy wallowing in their misery, and recognizing that is success.


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