What I talk about when I talk about Success

What is your definition of success?

Reflecting on how past journey shapes the view on success (Source: Unsplash.com)

To succeed is tough, when everything you need to measure is superficial.

Later in my life (ahem, as in a few years later), I thought being successful is having your own social enterprise. My 2012 Christmas wish was to have my own enterprise and here it is, 2015, I am working on building a people-first organisation. I don’t have a business. However, my life is finally taking its shape. I can recall so many “failures” I have stumbled upon since I work with “people”. I was told that I spoke atrocious English. I was informed that my plan wouldn’t work. I was told that I judged people and sometimes I was too quiet, too much an introvert if you want to succeed as a social entrepreneur. Thank God for failures. They made me feel alive. It’s through knowing I can’t be the person you want me to be, that I finally live.


The most heartwarming happiness and success, always come in the smallest form. Don’t ever feel like you are too small or you are not doing enough.

As long as it is received and felt by others, you’ve made it to the other side.

I am a sport scholar who writes about personal stories and intersectional identity.