I Will Succeed

I will succeed.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I will succeed.  Not for a day.  Not for a week.  Not for a month, year or decade.  But for life.  I will forever be successful until the day I die.  I will accept nothing less.

So what exactly is “success?”  Is it having a lot of money?  Is it having a fancy car?  Big house?  Designer shoes?  Sure, you can conclude that having any or all of those things equates to some level of “success.”  But what I mean by “success” is vastly different.

To me, “success” means living a life full of joy, happiness and gratitude.  It means having an amazing family and some die-hard friends.  It means spending time with my kids and being there through all the little moments of their continued growth and development.  It means being able to appreciate the good times and find euphoria in the great.  It means being able to turn moments of defeat into lessons learned so that I achieve a different outcome the next time.  It means being present, always.  Being cognizant of the moments I find myself fortunate enough to experience.  Being mesmerized by life’s subtle beauties and teachings.

So if you have the same outlook as me, I wish you a successful life full of abundance.  I wish you a successful life full of love.  Simply put, I wish you the type of success that money can’t buy.

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Find Gratitude

All, I want to keep this post short and sweet as we head into the new year.  In 2018, I have vowed to find gratitude in life’s simple moments.

Not every day is a “walk in the park,” but every day is a gift. 

Be grateful for everything in your life that is not catastrophic.  Find joy in the little things – i.e. playing with your kids, reading a book, having a good meal, exercising, etc.  There are people in this world who won’t experience any of these moments that so many of us consider normal or even take for granted.  Therefore, I vow to be more conscious, more aware and more appreciative of life’s “tiny” blessings in 2018.

Happy New Year!