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Musings | Ambition

I really that hope that in real life Bethenny Frankel is as wonderful as she seems on TV. If not, we would be so disappointed. She seems like such a wonderfully OCD and demanding character who always speaks her mind, yet owns up to her faults and to the fact that she can be a bit of a train wreck. We like all of that, it rings true. I think all of us ladies can admire the hustle that it must have taken for her to turn an idea into a multi-million dollar brand empire. She reminds me that you really can do pretty much anything if you just try and set your mind to it. That and be able to channel some uber-mega bitch who doesn’t take no for an answer…. But more of the former than the latter.

As I listened to Bethenny say the quote below to her shrink on an episode of Bethenny Ever After, it struck me as something that we all worry about. It made me think of the fear that lingers in the minds of so many of us girlies since we graduated college: follow both the steps accepted as normally successful and the millennial Zuckerberg delusions. Become something. Become something quick and buy a house. Become something quick, buy a house, and have a baby. Become something quick, buy a house, have a baby, but don’t stop doing anything you were doing before. Become something quick, buy a house, have a baby, don’t stop doing anything you were doing before and do even more. When do we all stop? Is the idea of stopping even the right way of approaching it? How do we all define our own version of success?

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