Success is not measured by money …

“To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people who make you happy — this is success!”

 Sasha Azevedo

I smiled when I read this, this morning, on a post by Living The Law of Attraction on Facebook.

I could not agree more.

I so believe that we create the life we live. How two people perceive the same thing can vary wildly — one can see something as setback, a reason to moan — someone else can see the same thing as an opportunity. The latter is me. Some want their dream to come true RIGHT NOW, others will work and refine and hone to make sure when it does happen they really deserve it and the product is BETTER than they ever imagined. Some enjoy to put people down and tread on other people’s dreams, other are the dreamers who WON’T GIVE UP — NO MATTER WHAT and IN SPITE OF THE KNOCKERS (people who tread on the dream and not large breasts — just to clarify! But if they help … ? Lowering the tone, Debz, lowering the tone!)

Life is hard sometimes and things happen we can’t explain that make us sad  or angry, even bitter although nothing good can come out of bitterness. Slough it off — trust me 🙂

There are times we want to crawl inside a hole and wait for the storm to pass, to revel in self-destruction. And these things are all normal. I am the born optimist and know, no matter how hard things get, I can always see a place where the light still gets in. And you can too if you open you eyes.

I am living proof that the sun is always shining somewhere. It’s a good way to live.

And above all I learned a long time ago you don’t make money your goal in life or you will never have enough. Success is not a measure of how much money there is in the bank. Some do nothing their whole lives and are born with pennies in the bank. Others have fulfilling successful lives without a penny.

The hope is that out of doing what you love the financial rewards will follow — but don’t make it the reason for what you do. I think that all ties into this need to have everything now mentality. Slow it down and measure success in other ways.

I can honestly say I have NEVER been more happy and I have NO MONEY in the bank! (Yet!)

Have a wonderful weekend all and if you care to look some great reviews are happening over at Amazon! Please add yours if you’ve read the novel 🙂 LINK

1391669_10151768472592781_368604278_nBe in it for the long haul — but enjoy the journey!

(Ps still looking for those Kennedy memories — had a great one from the US, need more!)

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