It’s all about this picture quote: (featuring a battered foot of a ballet dancer)
“Everyone wants to be successful until they see what it actually takes.”
One Ian Patrick Pearce said:
“Some of us wanted to do what it takes until we saw what “successful” looks like.
Not many people who give me advice have lives I want. Almost no one does.
Redefining my own personal meaning for success has been a much more worthwhile endeavor.”
Which a Roylee Walker answered:
“So you basically mean lowering your standards until you are satisfied.”
And Ian retorted:
“No, I mean redefining our own personal meaning of success. Which is what I said.
For me, it meant only competing to be better than the me from yesterday, and no one else. For you, it can mean lowering your standards, and that’s okay.”
A William Albert chimed in:
“We don’t need to be successful, we need to be Happy.”
Hetha Smetha (I wonder if it is really her name) thrown in:
“I’ll take mediocrity…those who want it can have it.”
And others contributed their unremarkable thoughts. Some of them downright stupid but C’est la vie. Me, I learned a lot from listening and shutting my mouth, unless I have something meaningful to say.
And life goes on.