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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