Updated: Oct 12, 2021
"Success happens right where grit and gratitude meet."
Megan Lopp Mathias was honored and excited to have been standing amongst such an incredible array of women as part of prominent Chicago photographer Steve Ewert's series Portraits of Successful Women.
Read her entry:
Success happens right where grit and gratitude meet. I speak about this in my Gratitude Series (https://www.loppmathiaslaw.com/the-gratitude-series). What does that mean? It means that being successful is just as much about having appreciation for where you came from as it does being resilient in your accomplishments.
As a first-generation college student, success used to mean becoming the best lawyer.
Now it means that, but more.
In the office, success looks like advocating for victims, working hard for my clients, implementing innovative legal tech systems, and creating an inclusive workplace.
Outside of the office, success looks like quality time with my kids, serving on the boards of organizations such as LifeSpan (fighting domestic violence) and FLASH (Force of Lawyers Against Sexual Harassment), being the elected chair of my kids’ school council, and building a campaign as hopeful first female alderwoman of the 45th ward of Chicago.
Success means being a good human, a good parent, a good friend, a good boss, having positive impact, and uplifting my community.
What is YOUR definition of success? We'd love to hear from you in the comments.