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How to be Successful in Life

I was tagged by Brandon Hopkins for a meme on being successful. For an up-and-coming top blogger, his answer is a refreshing change from most people’s definition of “success.” It’s a must read.

Staying true to self

I’m trying to be a solid Christian, a devout Catholic. It’s never easy, especially in today’s society.

To that end, I define success as staying true to myself, especially the values and morals that I hold dear.

Being successful means to get to those Pearly Gates someday and be judged worthy of entering the Eternal Kingdom. This will mean that I kept my integrity and didn’t waver on matters of principle. It helps to be really stubborn. ;)

Fighting the good fight

A scary fact of life is that I’ve almost achieved my earthly goal of becoming a lawyer. That’s scary because that’s the “success” goal I always had in mind, career-wise. I have never really planned past this year of my life.

But it’s also exciting.

As a lawyer, I’ll be fighting for people who can’t even speak for themselves. I’ll be trying to save the lives of unborn babies.

In this regard, “success” means to end abortion. I’ve often thought that it’s ironic to accept a job where success actually hinges upon me being out of a job. But I’d gladly accept that outcome, if it meant our tiny brothers and sisters could be born.

Now, you’re it!

As I step down from my pulpit, I’ve got to pass the meme on by tagging someone. I’d really like to see what Ben Yoskovitz has to say about success. He’s a heck of a guy, so I’m sure it will be enlightening.

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2 Responses to “How to be Successful in Life”

  1. Pro Se Thoughts
    April 19th, 2007

    Success to me is doing the will of God.

    Nothing can beat that, because I can reach all the goals in my life I want, but I wasn’t doing the will of God, I wasn’t successful.

    As for being good to get in Heaven, nope…I would never make it. That’s why I’m going by faith that belief in Jesus Christ as my Savior is the ONLY way I’m getting into Heaven. Not to mention, I would have to ask myself, how good is good enough to make it? I just believe by God’s grace and through the death of His Son, my sins were paid for.

    I think integrity is great, but it doesn’t save us. Acceptance of Christ as our Savior is what saves us. Integrity gets you rewards, but not salvation. Salvation can’t be earned. It’s a gift from God, through His Son.

    And Andrew, if you become a lawyer and save those babies, I want to hug you when we get to Heaven! I see it as genocide. A select portion of the human race is murdured for profit. Unbelievable.

  2. Andrew Flusche
    April 19th, 2007

    Pro Se,

    Great thoughts here. Thanks for adding them to the post. I’m really glad you’ve become a regular reader!

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