Wisdom from Cathy Holloway Hill

True success is not defined by external factors – it is defined from within. One major life lesson I have learned is that no one can define success for me. I must do it myself.

Regardless of what society, the media, family, friends, co-workers, or colleagues say, I am the one who has the final word. When I learned to own my identity and control my words, thoughts, actions, behaviors, attitude, and beliefs, I experienced a major life shift that was more powerful than anything I could ever imagine.

For many years, I was defined by others and validated by things. But when I released the hold external “things” had on my life, I learned why I am here. I was not born by accident. There is an assignment that belongs to me and only I can carry it out.

We are all born with assignments, and when we discover what it is, our entire life will shift, change, and re-arrange. Our mindset will no longer focus on superficial tangible things. Our attitude, outlook, perspective, and energy level will shift. We no longer have the victim mentality. We suddenly realize why all the painful life experiences happened in their sequential order. The puzzle pieces will begin to align and the image and vision for your life will become clear….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Cathy is a life improvement consultant, author, and professional speaker.

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago


Marie W.
Marie W3 years ago


John B.
John B3 years ago

Thanks Gail for sharing the article and the link.

Anne Moran
Anne Moran3 years ago


Richard T.
Richard T3 years ago


Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog3 years ago

Excellent, very wise words indeed!

Pamela Tracy
Pamela Tracy3 years ago

This woman should go up against the Egoistic people I had try to knock me down. Her article if for the favorites, not for those of us who had to struggle for a life in this life because someones did not like it because we were just born.

Elsie Hovav
Elsie Hovav3 years ago

True - thanks for the article

Ken W.
Ken W3 years ago

This is very good !

Marianne B.
MARIA B3 years ago

Wonderful article. thank you for posting.