What exactly does "being successful" actually mean though?
If you were to ask me this question during my last year of undergrad at Calvin, I would have replied with something to the likes of "earning a six-figure salary."
Today, I've come to understand that success can come in many forms; not just monetary. I came across a quote that nicely sums up what being successful means, and thought I would share it:
“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.”
Make it happen.