What is Success?
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I remember having such a dysfunctional relationship with success when I was younger. It was so unhealthy that it led to destructive relationships, cocaine addiction and several suicide attempts before I was 25. I remember reading this Emerson poem and crying because everything he wrote about felt like it was so far away I needed a passport to get there.
Success wasn’t far from me at all, but it wasn’t until I learned the difference between appearing successful and being successful that my life got better. My hope for today is that you find the difference for yourself.
Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.