Thursday Thoughts #3: Success

How do you achieve success? Well, for one thing, you don’t define it before you achieve it.
~Robert Brault

Thursday Thoughts

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I love learning more about my fellow bloggers. So I created a weekly blog link up, which happens each Thursday. To do this, I post a word prompt the day before (on Wednesday so you can have your blog ready on Thursday).  I will also post next week’s word on the bottom of my own Thursday Thoughts post each week.

All you have to do to join in each week is to write a blog post about that this week’s word.  Come back here on Thursday (like today!) and enter your blog address into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!

Please note: If you don’t write a blog post and participate, then please do not put your website address in Mr. Linky. It’s only fair to other people. 

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Success is a word that really can mean different things to different people. As I write this, I found out today that our last-ditch effort to get pregnant before the dreaded IVF was a failure. But I’m trying hard not to let that define my success at life. But it’s hard.

Success to me is happiness. If you are happy with your life, you are therefore successful. Right now, life isn’t all sunshine and daisies because of the struggle with infertility. I’m trying hard to remain happy with my life. Right now, I have a loving husband, a great job (though the contract ends in March and I have no idea if it will be renewed or if I’ll have to find other employment), we own a house, we have money to “play” each month (especially now that furloughs are over), I am working on my graduate degree, and we have four fantastic animals (except Kissy… I’m still mad at that cat for chasing a fly last night and jumping and bringing down a set of curtains… kidding, I still love her).

Success takes work. It takes hard work. But honestly? You can be successful flipping hamburgers at a fast food joint… as long as you are happy and doing your best, you are successful. Not achieving pregnancy or having the biggest house, or being the best at <insert whatever> doesn’t mean you aren’t successful. If you are happy and doing your best at whatever you do, that’s success. At least, that’s my opinion.

What does success mean to you?

 

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Next week’s word: Decisions

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