Quotes to Live By - Life is not just about what you achieve

Posted by Lauren Eyer

"Life is not just about what you achieve, it's about who you are and how you live."
-Maggie Huffman
As I came across this quote and thought about my life and the lives of others, I thought about what really matters when our time here is done.  Not to be so morbid, but I thought about the funerals I have been to and the speeches that were made there, and what everyone reminisced about the person who had passed.  It's never about the money the person made, or the car they drove, or the business they ran.  It's always about how much that person made them laugh, or how much they were always there for them when they needed them.  Or how they always made them feel better when they were down.  It's always about memories, and how they made each person there feel while they were alive.
Goals and accomplishments and awards are great.  I certainly am not telling you to not pursue your goals.  Having a drive to do something is wonderful if it's your passion.  It's what makes life exciting, and a lot of times we are really happy when we are pursuing a new goal or dream.  I just want to clarify that there are a lot of moments, especially now with social media, that we feel pressured to do more, and achieve more.  Not because we necessarily want to  but because we feel the need to keep up with everyone else and prove that we are also successful.  If you feel like that, and that's the reason why you are pushing yourself so hard, then you need to reevaluate what is really important and why you are doing the things you are doing.
Remember, it's not always about how much you do or have.  At the end of the day, it's really about your happiness, the kind of person you are to others and your character that really matters.

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