Posted in New Work, Self-discovery and growth, Thoughts and Ruminations


Thought: If you’re going to do a thing, always be doing that thing.

I’m a writer – I’m always writing, often on any surface I can, anything from the pages of my journal, to receipts, paper bags, napkins, post-it notes – you get it.

I know I’ll be profitable from it, eventually. [I’m aware that] instead of “profitable,” many say, “successful.” But I’m already successful, because I do the one thing I love, as often as I can do it, in as many different ways and places I can do it. Also, because “successful” has a much nicer ring to it than “aspiring.”

Money never amounted to success for me personally; Currency (as both concept and medium) is not something that’d ever bring me true happiness. However, writing, creating, produces for me a certain joy that even the most dynamic of words don’t begin to describe.

Doing the thing that brings me the most fulfillment each day, whether I’m profitable or not, is the only measure of success I’m willing to accept. And no, maybe I don’t write every day, but I do it often enough that it feels like I do it every day. This is important, because the way we feel about what we do contributes both to overall well-being and perspective.

I’m both grateful for and humbled by my ability to create, no matter what it leads to.

Money is merely a milestone in success, not a measure of success.

Just a thought…