Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lately, I've been thinking about success.  What is it?  How do I know if I have it?  What does it mean to me?  Let me warn you, I don't have an answer, so I apologize to those who came over here today looking for some insightful wisdom.  You won't find it from me.  But what I do know is that hard work, in every aspect of your life, is important and reaps rewards.  Marriage is hard work - but the benefits of working at it are beyond words.  I'm sure hard work doesn't even begin to describe raising kids, but I'm pretty sure most mama's would say its the best job in the world.  And what about your career?  I have been thinking about mine more than ever and I think it all boils down to a few things.  No matter what you are doing, work hard.  Make it your best work, even if you hate your job.  You never know what opportunity this experience is preparing you for.  And have fun.  Somehow.  Someway.  Find a way to enjoy life while at work.  Whether it's your stash of Thin Mints in your office drawer, or taking 10 minutes a day to laugh with a co-worker.  And then I found this handy little list on Pinterest and I kinda liked it.  So I thought I'd share it.  And may I ask, what does success look like to you?


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Jessica said...

I saw that on Pintrest too and loved it! I totally agree- work hard. That way when you look back, you can always say you did your best no matter what!

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Anonymous said...

i've thought about this a lot!! i guess i see it as achieving personal goals, but not so much in terms of money or status. for me, i see success as growing a happy, well-adjusted, christian family! because i'm pretty sure if you can manage to raise a few stand-up members of society these days, you've done pretty well! ha!

Unknown said...

Love that you used that quote (My blog is called Oh Wells Instead Of What Ifs). Another quote I pulled today from a webcast I was listening to was "Money follows passion, not the other way around." I think these two ideas go hand in hand.

P.S. looking forward to meeting you tonight on the web chat!

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Denise - I loved today's post and the idea that whatever you do, work hard at it! I also love that Quote! Hope you are doing amazingly :) xo

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