5 Cre­ate your own def­i­ni­tion of suc­cess

Glamour (South Africa) - - Ed's Letter -

Back in univer­sity days, I paid my tu­ition by wait­ress­ing (a lot!), and I was very happy do­ing it. Then I was pro­moted to restau­rant man­ager. Ev­ery­one was im­pressed. So was I – for about five min­utes. You know why? Be­cause I was hap­pier be­ing a wait­ress. The point of this story is not that wait­ress­ing is bet­ter than manag­ing – both have ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tages. It’s that, in the end, there is only one form of ‘bet­ter’ and it isn’t the thing other peo­ple ven­er­ate; it’s the thing that makes your heart sing (even if it in­volves aching feet and grumpy chefs).

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