Friday, February 5, 2010

What is Success?

I decided to have a nice, relaxing night last night and just tune out so, I decided to watch the new version of Fame.

Near the end of the movie one of the characters, Jenny, gives a speech about success, which made me think about how people measure success. This isn't just important to writers, but to whatever career or sport or activity one puts themselves through.

Can success be measured in how much money or material possessions a person has? Or, even if a writer snags a top agent or book deal - yes, that definitely would be a success.

But, the speech addressed some points of success that I never thought about:

"Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It's getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It's finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. It's falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could."

I just absolutely love that speech. So, what does everyone consider a success?


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