April | FIVETEEN
The word of last week was; success. So, if you are craving some daily affirmations, follow along and choose to be successful.
What does success mean to you?
I have put such pressure on myself to become something. To be somebody. To get somewhere. I have forgotten to actually be here now. I have spent so much of my time fleeing from reality because I didn’t like it here and felt like there is someplace better out there for me. I have resisted reality for so long that it didn’t feel like home here anymore. Because of that, I have been blind to see what I truly have and for the last year, I have felt like a failure. But today, I am redefining what success means to me.
The following quote from the poet Maya Angelou sums up her view of success perfectly because it is so raw and simple;
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~Maya Angelou
The truth is I have a pretty nice life, I get to do what I want every day, I eat good food, I get to exercise and have the space I need to stretch myself. I have realized I haven’t allowed myself to be happy here because it is not where I wanted to be in life at this age. The truth is this is where I am at in life right now and I need to embrace it. Even though I don’t have everything I want on the outside, I know I have everything I need on the inside.
For the longest time, I have been battling with loving and accepting myself for who I am. Who I am at this moment is a fun, loving, spiritual human being who just wants to feel safe and loved in this world. I don’t need to have anything or be anyone else to be able to feel successful in life. Success means loving myself and being in peace with where I am at this moment.
From now on I am defining my success by how happy I am happy, how much freedom I have and how much fun I am having each day.
I would love to hear what being successful means to you and how you define success. Keep being you and leave your thoughts in the comment section below.