Carla Smith vividly remembers the exact moment the meaning of her life made itself clear.
Now the executive vice president of HIMSS, a nonprofit that focuses on better health through information technology, Smith shared with HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd her aha moment that brought everything together in a way she didn't expect.
"I was putting together a presentation, and part of the presentation was for me to give a little background about myself. When I started to put that together, it came as a eureka moment to me," she said. "All of a sudden, I saw how the puzzle pieces fit together and that the trajectory that I was on was purposeful and meaningful."
Smith knew she wanted to make a difference in healthcare, and once she realized that all her work had been pushing her in that direction, she was able to pursue success on her own terms.
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