What If You’re Already Successful?
“I’m tired of reading about the habits of highly successful people, unless it’s the shitty habits. More of those, please.”
That’s Laura Belgray’s tweet. Amused, I commented, “Haha I’d write you a list but I’m not sure I fall into your category of “successful” yet, Laura 😜 Someday!”
I was then about to crash after Ship 30 for 30’s Live Session (it was after midnight from where I am) and ready to put my phone away when I received a notification. Laura replied to my tweet,
“If you identify as successful, then you are!”
That made me smile for two reasons:
- I love Laura Belgray. She’s one of the most authentic, creative, and funny writers I know (and they’re very few). The fact that she replied to my comment was enough for me to blush.
- More importantly, she reminded me that we don’t have to wait for someone else to validate our progress.
Influenced by the culture around me, I used to summarize success in four letters: M-O-R-E.
More money, more praises, more achievements.
But slowly, I’ve been learning what truly matters to me: peace, faith, and purpose.
It’s empowering to know that we define success in our own terms.
P.S. Founder of Talking Shrimp, Marie Forleo’s co-creator of The Copy Cure, and the writer of emails that still get read all the freaking time, tweeted me back. It’s Laura awesome Belgray — of course I’m gonna write about it! 😂