When I say the word “success“, who is the first person that comes to mind?
Be honest, you thought Bill Gates.
That is until you step back and unpackaged what success looks like.
If you ask a person that is nearing the end of their life, they would give you a different perspective.
You wouldn’t hear anything about expensive cars or a big houses.
It wouldn’t be someone rich in wealth but rather someone who lived a rich life.
Someone who was surrounded by people who loved them
Someone who always knew how to laugh
Someone who never missed a day of shaving
Someone who lived an interesting life
Someone who valued family above all
Someone who lived by a set of values
Someone who wasn’t afraid of hard work
Someone who lived a life true to themselves, living out their dreams
Someone who enjoyed life until their last breath
Someone who left a legacy that will forever be remembered and passed down
I hope I can be as successful as you, Opa (September 15, 1925 – June 25, 2016).