Success does not define you.

Look it up in the dictionary.

Does success make you into who you are?

First off, we don’t know if we are truly successful until basically the end of our life. We can’t compare our success because it is unique to us. Then, why in the world are we letting success choose who we are as people? Why are we letting how successful we feel dictate what kind of person we are?

My philosophy is that we feel success in waves. Sometimes, when we accomplish something, we feel like we’re on top of the world. But, as soon as we get a rejection, we feel crushed. It’s in our human nature to do that. Our success is determined by our accomplishments, and in turn, our emotions. Many know that by now.

However, why can’t our success be determined by who we are, and who we have impacted instead? It doesn’t make sense to me to call someone really famous successful, if they are not, at heart, a good human.

Just because we got rejected from something or didn’t get a score we wanted doesn’t mean that we have to change. It doesn’t mean we have to become obsessed with being better than an inspiration in our life– becoming jealous. And, I’m guilty of that too. I’ve gotten obsessed with getting pitches accepted to the point that I had to force myself to stop pitching for a week to calm down. I needed to start fresh.

We all have done that before– looked at someone else and thought they were better than us. But, we don’t know their situation. We haven’t been in their shoes to know how successful they feel or what kind of person they are. That’s when we have to accept that we are all successful in our own ways.

Success should never define who you are, to yourself, or to others. Success means reaching your visions and we have to respect that everyone has their own goals.

You are not your success. Your success is an external factor of you that only you can create.

Much love <3

Srilekha


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