What do you consider success? It’s the age old question that will get asked again and again with different answers every time. It came up in October when I was a part of The Rise of the Artpreneur presents: Unleash the Beast. I was asked to sit on the Artifact Panel that took place at Pipeline Philly put together by talented singer, songwriter and artrepreneur herself, Kriss Mincey. The moderator for the evening was journalist and host Syreeta Martin and not too far into the panel she asked us to describe what success meant to us. I wanted to give others the opportunity to answer the question and so I didn’t answer at the panel, but figured I would take to the blog to write it out.
We work. We work towards our dreams, our goals, our love lives, etc. We churn away at the things that we’ve decided that we want out of life. But if you’re anything like me, occasionally you look around at all you’re doing and think, “What the heck am I doing? Who do I think I am?” Maybe that doesn’t happen for you, but it happens for me all the time. I realize now that as much as I am driven and ambitious about the things that I want out of life, I am sometimes slowed down by wondering if I actually deserve it.