Lacey Guck

Singer/songwriter. Minnesota.

How To Know When You've Made It (Part 2/2)

This post is a response to my previous blog, We're All Just Trying To Make It.

My definition of "making it" is this: achieving overall happiness, wherein you are able to support yourself through the realization of goals/dreams that pertain to your primary purpose.

From my readings and observations, people who are successful:

  • have a sense of purpose; are willing to attempt to figure out who they are, why they're here, and the purpose they're meant to fulfill.
  • are goal-oriented.
  • enjoy a challenge. they're always reaching higher.
  • pursue wisdom. are aware that they don't have all the answers.
  • are doers. they often do not know where to start. they just start (and keep going).
  • have faith, in something. someone. themselves.
  • don't need to step on people to get there.
  • make mindful actions & decisions. they don't just roll with the motions of life.
  • embody persistence, especially in the face of setbacks, trial, and uncertainty/doubt.
  • are often uncertain/doubtful.
  • have a positive relationship with "the process", whatever shape that frustration takes.
  • act in the short term with a vision for the long term.
  • are slightly crazy. practicality is subjective.

Maybe this list is completely off, I don't know. I'm not an expert; I'm just aiming for happiness. But aren't we all?