Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
Aries8 my friend,
I had the successful career and I made the big bucks as they say but in my private life I was not happy as I always had the anxiety riding right below the surface. In the end the big job sunk me. I was not able to make it to my goal of when I was going to retire but had to take early retirement as the job ate me alive.
Now days, success to me means being able to feel good about myself, to get up each day and on some days I go to my job as a substitute school nurse and I am glad to have a job where I am not the boss..............I like not having to be tied down to trying to be the best and at the top. I have accepted that I took myself and the position way to serious however I was always the one to get the job done so more works was heaped on until I could not bear the weight.
I have accepted who I am now, at this moment in time.........that is my success story. I am a good and caring person.........I am a success.
More interesting definitions of success! I can walk away with a little bit of information from each of you and perhaps use it to come up with a more healthy definition of success.
John, it's interesting that you don't take into account other's expectations. I wish I could be like that!
Kitt, I'm glad you finally found "success". It must be a very calm feeling.
I see all of you as a success. I've read and learned a lot about all of you on this forum. When a person can give of himself/herself, they are truly a success.
This is a great thread, I do hope more members jump on board. Just jot down how you feel. The more input the better!
Thanks, Aries...............great topic.