Success is the topic of the day in the agility blog-o-sphere. Here is a link to many more blog posts on success.
I often struggle when things don't go my way. I believe writing this blog and defining success for me has truly helped me get focused on what really matters.
I am learning that success is a journey rather than a destination. The journey will include joy, laughter, and pain. Working with my beautiful boy Tazz so he is a confident playful boy when introduced to new dogs has been a very long journey. Even today at 10 years, Tazz can revert to his old ways. It isn't something that I get recognition for, but boy do I get the looks and frowns when he acts like a shit head. There are no first places for helping a dog overcome reactivity and aggression. But when I see a happy relaxed dog, I feel even more successful than when I get a ribbon running Fin.
Enjoying the journey without the public acknowledgement and awards. Looking for the laughter and happiness in the little things and hoping they become big things in time.
Lastly, success is having joy and laughter along the way. Keeping a positive attitude and not worrying about what others might think.