What is Success to You?
If you could think of one words to describe what "success" is to you, what would that be?
How about a sentence?
Although I think of many words to describe success, one of the words I think of when I think "success" is... Prosperity!
Prosperity, to me, doesn't necessarily just mean wealthy, although I do perceive people who have attained wealth (without being crooked, of course) through their own means as successful, for sure! But back to the point. I have met people who I would consider prosperous, but when I labeled them in my head as such, I wasn't always taking their monetary value into account.
I know a couple from my church who have been missionaries in Mexico for several years, and who have, over time (and with continuous donations from churches and maybe other organizations), built a large orphanage, also taking care of children while their mothers went to work (instead of the moms having to tie their kids to the bed during the day so they don't wander into danger; yes, this is really happening over there). They have hired some of those mothers to help with daycare and take care of the orphanage in general, so they can leave the seedy and hostile work environments they were previously in and be near their infants/children.
This couple has changed so many lives for the better, and transformed a poverty-stricken neighborhood into a healthy and renewed community. They have been able to do what they dreamed of doing for years and have helped so many as a result. They committed to their vision, and persevered until it had been fortified. This, to me, makes them prosperous, and successful. =)
I wrote a page on my website on "4 Traits of Successful People", and would love it if you would be willing to comment on the page and/or share your opinions of what success is to you. ^_^
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it! =)
Have an amazing day!