Hi there. I hope everything is well with you. I’m, back again for goodies and sharings:) How are you?
I have a lot of things in my plate that I need to manage, most of those are work related. I think I got 80% work related and only 20% for my personal interests. But I am still happy. I felt God uses me to manage my time for my work and for my personal life. In fact, no matter how stressful the work is I still able to smile and hope that everything will be well.
In life, there will always be challenges towards success. By the way how do you define success? Because being able to go through our topic today which is how to be a successful working wife, is you have first to know from yourself how do you define success?
Well, we have different definitions of success, it varies from person to person.
Let me share you these definition of success from famous people:
For Richard Branson, the definition of successes isn’t having a private island or xxx billion net worth. Branson wrote that a truly successful person is someone who is happy.
“Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.”
However, for Oprah Winfrey success isn’t being known by just her first name or being one of the world’s wealthiest women, success to her is all about feeling fulfilled:
“…How to be used in the greater service to life. Ask this question, and the answer will be returned and rewarded to you with fulfillment, which is the major definition of success, to me.
For the 44th President of the united States, Barack Obama, success is define simpler: “For Barack Obama, success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”
Moreover, for the most prolific inventions in America, Thomas Edison, who invented a lot of patented inventions, and had much dedication and work ethics into his work, his definition of success was somewhat truthful as it is “Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”
While for Bill Gates who is known to be the wealthiest person in the world when asked about his definition of success, he relates it to success in life by giving back and changing other people’s lives. According to him, “It is also nice to feel like you made a difference — inventing something or raising kids or helping people in need.”.”
If you will be asked how do you define success, what will your answer be? With the 5 definitions above, I am moved with defining success based on the happiness that a thing or a milestone gave me, on the other hand I also believe with Thomas Edison that success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration, but in my case I am redefining the percentages, mine is going to be 80% perspiration and 20% inspiration. I think in my case, in all the things that I do there are reasons behind it and so with other people as well.
What keeps me going is my family, I work for my family and for the good future of my family. The main reason is family. They are my inspiration, on the topmost of it is God who is the one who provides and makes all things possible and beautiful. Sometimes when I encounter problems, toxic people and tough challenges in life, and I may give up, I always go back to the reason why I am starting it for the first time?
It is really hard to manage everything together, as an adage says “You cannot serve two masters at the same time”. It’s like managing a household and working, or for the mothers out there taking care of the children while working away from home. It’s challenging! Sometimes you really need to give up something for something better. Take note, SOMETHING BETTER!!! That something better should be worthy of your time, attention and your love. Because success in any thing that you do is “loving what you do”.
While writing this, I am being reminded of the past work experiences that I gave-up. My colleagues in the previous companies that I worked with are still working great, they eventually were promoted and enjoy their work. Sometimes, I asked myself and reflect what if I stayed until now, how would it be? But in the end, I realized that the path that I have now is what I have chosen years ago, and I know that by that time I have my reasons why I choose this.
And if you will asked me, am I successful? Well, in my humble opinion, being able to surpass everyday of my life is already a success, and so do you. You are successful in your own way, because it’s you who define your own success!!!
The answer on how to be a successful working wife for me is just living the moment, may you be a working wife, a house wife, a single mom or anyone, YOU ARE YOU!!!. Live the moment, enjoy what do you and always say a prayer because our God above is the only one Who will never judge us successful or still trying hard!
Love lots and cheering for you,
Mrs. Mira Rollenas-Ducusin