Live Loved LaShell
Follow Breanna as she runs a nonprofit , figures out life, and just enjoys each moment as it comes her way.
This is a question I often ask myself, especially during this time my life where the real world is just beginning. Many times I sit back and think about my future career, my life,and things I want to do and be. Most importantly, I think about the impact I want to make. I think about the person I want to see in the mirror 10, 20 or even 50 years from now. Yes I can become successful for myself and even gain all the things that's society sees as important like wealth, power, and fame. However, to me those things don't matter nearly as much as this smiles I inspire, the hearts I lift, and the overall impact I have on this world when it's time for me to leave it.
Success is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame." Personally I think this is the greatest example of the struggles our world faces. If being successful is determined by the materialistic things the world has to offer, I don't want any success. My family, my friends, my faith, the love and kindness I witness on a daily basis ( and constantly take for granted) are the things I want to fill my life with. I would love to become a person that people think highly of, a person that people reach for when things are tough, a person that exudes love and kindness like oxygen. If this is the only thing I ever accomplish in life I'll be proud of the woman I become.
What kind of person would you like to be and what is your definition of success? I would love to hear about it in the comments or through email!