I've been thinking a lot about success: how to measure it, how much I've had (and will have), and the cost of it. I've also thought about the degree of fear that sometimes (okay a lot of times) surrounds the idea of success. Think about it- succeeding at something launches you into a whole new realm of discomfort and unknowing. Raise you're hand if the unknown freaks you out. I can wait.
Yeah, me too. And after reading this article about Zack Arias from 99u, I started thinking that being successful isn't selfish. When I felt a little guilty each time I crossed off a goal from my list, or had a success at work, I wasn't elevating anyone around me... I was actually reinforcing the notion that success is selfish. Listen friends- it's not! We should high-five each other when we rock a goal, not downplay it or worse- hide it! When asked about feeling responsible to elevate and contribute to his community, this is what Arias said
One of my biggest, scariest, most audacious goals is to be featured on NPR's Fresh Air for my book series. Okay there, I said it. However, if I am able to make my mark through my writing- helping people share their messages and live their passions- well you can bet I'll be leg-kicking all the way to the bank.
So tell me, what are you going to do to be successful?