The ones who are truly "successful" in life are not necessarily those that wear the most expensive clothes, drive the most expensive cars or live in the most luxurious of mansions. That form of success, especially given the fact that it revolves around tangible assets, is bound to depreciate over time. To me, a "successful" person is one who has held his/her head up high when facing the lowest of lows in life and has kept his/her head low when facing the highest of highs in life. When life does happen to bless us with either form of success, we need to remind ourselves as to how we got to where we are so that we can try to help others. Afterall, If everyone lived for themselves, where would this world be? If everyone helped no one but themselves, where would you be?
As I sit back and write this blog a couple of weeks before its intended release date, I am the first to admit that I am afraid of what the future holds for me. In a couple of days, I will find out my results for the last exam in the process of obtaining the CA designation. However, I know that regardless of me passing or failing this exam, life goes on. Life happens. In the event that I pass this exam, Friday will be one of the best days in my life! In the event that I do not pass the exam, it is another story that I can share with students and young professionals on how overcoming failure is the best way to learn from and experience life!
I want you to keep one thing in mind as this blog post comes to an end. Life for all of us, is not a one way street to success and happiness. It is guaranteed that there will be twists and turns along the path to self-fulfillment. However, when life does happen and tries to deter you from your dreams and aspirations, do not let go. Believe in yourself because it is in the moments that are most challenging that we grow and become stronger. Afterall, if you do not believe in yourself, who will?