It’s my birthday week this week and it made me ponder if at my pretty old age I have been “successful”. But while ruminating about this thought, I question “what is the actual measure of success?” Is it the accumulated amount of money that you have in your bank account, is it the number of people you meet and developed as friends and colleagues, is it the intensity of one’s joy and happiness, is it the level of spirituality of one’s soul or is it simply the degree of one’s contentment about life.
I have lost my youth more than 20 years ago yet I still struggle to answer this question. A lot of you I would assume would say that it is a mix of all these stuff that I mentioned. And I am pretty sure that I will grow old, be outdated and senile yet will never be able to answer this profound question. But this will not stop me from trying to reach my goals, dreams and aspirations so as to consider myself successful. No matter how old and late I am in my life, I will not stop for I know that I will rise.
No silly wish this year but let me have a beautiful birthday song instead. Created by Calum Scott entitled “Rise” is my Birthday Song this year.
Love you all!