You are the master of your own domain

“You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.  And you know what you know. 

YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

Dr. Seuss

Signature of Dr. Seuss

Signature of Dr. Seuss (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In other words, you are responsible for your own success.

Have you taken responsibility for your own success, as you define it, of course?

Do you at time make excuses for your lack of success? (as you define it)

When it comes to defining success, do you let others define it for you?

Or do you know what success is for you and appreciate your accomplishments?

Anyone like to share your definition of success or how you appreciate your own accomplishments?

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you suppose Dr. Seuss had many people who dismissed his work?

“Oh are you still writing your little stories?”

“How, cute!”

. . .



  1. Leyka

    Reblogged this on T!pT0e.

    • Thanks for the reblog Leyka!

  2. elizabeth

    Angela, Success? I haven’t given it any thought. My first thought: I think I’ll be successful if I can make it through this world/life without hurting or damaging another soul.

    You’ve given me food for thought. 🙂

    • I like that definition of success, Elizabeth. Because my worldview is different from many, I don’t define success in the ‘normal’ way. If I’m making a difference, that is success. Thanks for coming by 🙂 Angie

  3. You know Angie, I addressed this same issue in an earlier post. The comments were widely varied but all reached the same conclusion. If you are happy, you are successful. Doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer or flipping burgers. Happiness and success seem to skip through the park hand in hand. So, the next time someone questions your success, consider your happiness then walk away with a smile or resolve to make the appropriate changes. God Bless You, Grant

    • Thank you Grant. That’s a good definition too. One thing that brings up is the need to stop ‘striving’ for success and just accept success where you are, even as you work toward more if that is what you want. Thanks for your input Grant; it’s always welcome 🙂 Angie

  4. Angie, success is what you make of it. If you build it with faith and good intent, it will be realized. There are many degrees of success, so ultimately it IS what you decide it is. Unfortunately that very process is is the source of much unhappiness–great expectations are not a formula for success and if taken too seriously, lead to ‘great failures’. .Perhaps hard work, creativity, persistence and faith in God and reality is a better option.. “:)

    • “Perhaps hard work, creativity, persistence and faith in God and reality is a better option…” VERY true!!!! Of course, if you’re writing for someone else, I guess you better meet their definition, but for the most part, our idea of success is often skewed. 🙂 Angie


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