Everyone experiences success differently and it’s something I think about often.
It can be something as simple as finishing a task, or as big as winning a contest. I remember one moment where I felt extreme joy from what was a minor success for me.
It was when I was six years old and I typeset a paper with my mom’s typewriter.
I remember my mom’s beaming smile as she looked over my shoulder. The feeling of pride was overwhelming and something that I treasure to this day.
I enjoyed the sense of accomplishment of taking something from concept to reality, even though it was a simple task.
I felt as though I had achieved something great and it was hard to contain my bubbling excitement.
It is moments such as this, that create a connection between the person and their success, as well as providing motivation to go after bigger successes.
To a six-year-old, this was the biggest goal I had ever achieved and it gave me a sense of pride in myself. I felt like I was a part of something bigger and it made me even more determined to achieve new things.
As I grew older, I realized that success can come in many forms, and it does not always need to be a grand spectacle.
Even the simple typesetting I achieved as a kid provided a chance for me to take a moment and appreciate what I had done.
Success means something different to everyone, but for me, the memory of setting that paper will always have a special calling.
I learned how to take pride in my successes, both big and small. It helped me internalize the importance of any milestones I achieved, no matter how insignificant they may seem.
Now with this memory, I draw from the enthusiasm of that summer day and seek out more successes.