What is success?
How would you define it?
Is success measured by recognition?
If so, yesterday I passed by some successful artists, featured in a poster on the door of a doctor’s office.
I had some success, yesterday, using new and unfamiliar diagnostic codes required by ICD-10 — the subject of that artistic and humorous poster.
To make this post successful, I probably need to explain that ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Speaking of successes, here‘s successful Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette introduced by the original star of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — the successful Robert Morse — and a later successful star of that same musical, Matthew Broderick.
Personally, I measure success by
- how you treat others,
- how you treat yourself,
- doing as little harm as possible,
- respecting living creatures,
- balancing your needs with other people’s needs,
- overcoming adversity,
- letting go of judgment,
- integrating and balancing the different parts of yourself,
- creating safety,
- being in the moment, and
- other qualities and behaviors which I’m not successfully remembering, right now.
Let’s see if I have any more successful photos on my successful phone.
My successful son and his successful mother have been a bit grumpy lately, as he’s been trying to successfully complete the college application process. Aaron was recently unpleasantly surprised by his cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) — a number that many say is all-important for success. Because I see the whole picture of Aaron’s many academic and character successes, Aaron has been unsuccessful in convincing me that road-to-success colleges care only about that one, single number as THE measure of success.
Another day, another successful blog post.
As usual, how successful I was today depended upon many others, including you — of course! –and your success in reading until the very end.