People who I haven't seen in 10 years say I look younger at 51 then I looked at 40. I always feel a little bad when they say that, and think to myself, "Did I look that bad back then?" The answer is, I didn't look bad, so much as unhappy. Or, I should say, not willing to embrace the secret optimist I was.
Success is something that you are developed for daily. It is not that I have had more privileges than others. The thing that has set me apart is the decision to rigorously prepare for greatness. I am encouraging you to create a new definition of success. Here are a few of my rules for living an empowered life.
I can't accept the plus-size body I was living in because it was a diseased and uncomfortable vessel. It has less to do with my looks and more to do with the quality of life. Not accepting my 300-pound body didn't mean I was a bad person or that I hated my body--it just meant my body needed to change.