Follow by Email

08 June 2011

Meditations on success

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life... as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”  - Booker T Washington


I love this quote.  I once tore it out of a Weight Watchers magazine and put it up on my wall at work.

"Envy was just the tax you paid on success" - David Nicholls

I have no idea who David Nicholls is.  Will have to look him up later.

This is just a short post from work.  Our fancy schmantzy home Naked DSL is acting up.  So we have no home phone (VOIP) and no internet.  Put together with the fact we are in a mobile phone blackspot and I am starting to feel like I'm living in the dark ages - quite literally when you consider we'll have no main light in the bedroom until July.  The ISP has arranged a company to come out and look at it, but of course they want to come during business hours.  It's so hard to get things done around the house when you both work full time, and Joe has already taken 2 days off to have stuff done.

Yesterday we had new cabinets, doors and laminate put in the kitchen.  It is looking much better but of course everything that you do to a place creates another thing that needs to be done...so now we need to replace some tiles in the kitchen and get some new ones for a splashback.  Anyhoo...

Had my fortnightly acupuncture appointment last night.  As someone who has never been good with needles I am surprised at how relaxing it is (except that the needle she put in my wrist was a little bit sore).  I'm still a bit of a skeptic but I figure even if it's doing nothing for my fertility, if it makes me more relaxed it's worth it.

Anyway, I started on the topic of "success" and seem to have got a bit off track with miscellaneous household issues.  So to conclude, I will share one of my other favourite Tom Petty songs, a "battle-cry" for resilience if you will...




1 comment:

  1. love this song!! btw- i shared (sent) the eddie vedder/petty "waiting" video with steve and told him about you. his reply was "love it! A-MAZING! tell her thank you" :) he was listening to it again, earlier!
    I adore that first quote...so very true!
    good luck w/the projects and more importantly with "the waiting"
    thank you for your kind comment...i love what you said about the "farmer"...i kept thinking about it all night
    thank you again <3

    ReplyDelete