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Monday, December 5, 2011

Your definition of success

In Monica Bhide's new ebook, In Conversation with Exceptional Women (You can buy it today in PDF format, as I did, or in a format for your ereaders), one of the questions this food writer and best-selling author (Spice of Life) asks her interviewees is: "What is your definition of success?"

My favorite response of all 55+ interviews (many of them food writers or cookbook authors as Bhide is, but also best-selling children's authors, mom writers and more) came from the very first one with Food Network star Aartie Sequeira, who simply responded in this way: Having God say to me at the end of my life on earth: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

To know that you've done well, that you've been a good person and faithful to your God, I agree, would be most satisfying. I aspire to that but have never been able to put it so succinctly. To me, this is Post-it Note-worthy. Such a simple message to be reminded of, don't you think?

"Well done, good and faithful servant."

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