It’s not only when we are in school that we measure our success, we do it as adults too. It’s not all about money; we measure success in various ways.
When will we all understand that success is different for each and every one of us? I’m guilty of this myself. I sometimes feel like a failure because I’m not married or have children yet, and many of my friends are either married or married with children. I tend to forget all the success I have had in the past 30 years of my life. Traveling the world, being an Aunt, living in another country, being an entrepreneur, working my ass off to self publish a book, paying off most of my debt, and much more!
I was invited to a Because We Are Women Breakfast hosted by Marlene Waldock, and it was no ordinary morning—a breakfast of inspiration to remember. The topic was all about giving yourself an A. The light bulb flashed, and I figured this was perfect for me to take on and share with you.
I was that student who had to work really hard to get one or two As in school. I still can’t believe how focused we are on teaching our kids how important the grade is still. Now I say, screw the grades because I give myself straight As for living life to its fullest.
I’m a woman with ambition. I’ve knocked down heavy walls to achieve many goals. I’ve been smacked across the face with every emotion, but still hold my head high. I’m a veteran when it comes to experiencing the emotional highs and lows in life. What a rollercoaster it was and continues to be. I’m adaptive in my surroundings with envious perseverance. I’ve accepted and continue to accept life as me, and appreciate my physical and inner self. I’ve achieved one of the most difficult battles, self acceptance. It’s not being vain when you acknowledge your achievements. It’s being strong, confident, and proud. I deserve an A and I know you do too.
Take some time to reflect on why you deserve an A, and do it TODAY!
It’s December 1, 2010, and the December issue is live with 35+ articles for you to read. They’re intuitive, thought provoking, easy to read and comprehend, while other topics will make you push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Take some time for YOU and enjoy this issue!
Feel Beautiful Everyday!
Susan Vernicek – Founder