My Homework Part 1

I was asked to define success.  I don't honestly know where to begin.  i used to think it was money…  I thought it was career…  I thought it was a lot of things.  I am laying in my bed, in my underpants, on my laptop… Just trying to put it together…  At what point will I be successful?  That is a total moving target.  So lets start with what I DO know.

  1. I know that if I want to feel successful, I will no longer be trapped by a job.
  2. I will no longer be trapped by a clock.
  3. I do not want to have my life restricted by pain.
  4. I want to not have any hinderance to worship of God
  5. I want to leave behind a thriving legacy
  6. I don't want to be afraid to take risks
  7. I want at least 200 Acres of my own so I can do long distance shooting and hunting.
  8. I want my wife to be able to relax.
  9. I don't want to be the tool that makes some else rich.  I want my efforts to go directly into the Wagner family coffers. 
  10. I want to be a an insane giver.

I asked my wife "What does it mean to be successful?"  Her response: "To not have to worry."  I then asked he this: "Being married to me for almost 20 years, how do you think I define success?"  Her reply: "To be respected.  You have always needed external validation."

I can't deny that what she says isn't valid… but I feel it's only part of it.




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