Posted on Sep 01, 2010 | Comments 0
All around us we see people fighting hard for achieving a certain goal or purpose. We see them every day pushing forward towards a spectacular target with every possible muscle stretched to reach the destination.
A life time of struggle, a sparkle of genius or simply an unbelievable amount of sheer luck may turn a person from the most humble individual into the most sparkling character.
Yes. Success gives you power, helps you to focus, makes you see and believe but also leaves an indescribable print on your being â€“ the question about how much do you enjoy the success you have?
I believe all of us have a person in mind fitting the above description. If you stop for a second and think about them can you say whether or not they are truly happy?
If happiness would be simply defined buy the things we buy, the food we enjoy, the insurance of a lifetime of peace and leisure, than perhaps the human mind would define success as the right way towards the ultimate happiness.
Unfortunately, it is not exactly so. The successful are tormented and torn by completely different reasons.
Consider that there are people with a spectacular faith in themselves, people that tend to contaminate other people with their energy and inherently with their success.
These people are built on a strong character with a high amount of challenge and also with the will to make things happen. We define them as successful.
Society has built around these men and women legendary images offering them as an example but nothing truly fits in these images, the anguish success brings.
Now, do not imagine for a second that the rich and powerful people of the world are spending nights in tears or suffer because they are more successful than others.
This matter should be seen from a completely different perspective. Picture it like a path paved with guilt, lack of compassion, selfish reasons, complicated justifications and a strong sense of self preservation that leads a person to change.
Do not consider success as a virus but more as a way of taking out the regular acts of human behavior and focusing them on a more personal and more accurately designed purpose. You can consider that success redefines human beings but is not responsible for their happiness.
You can look at it from a simpler point of view. Letâ€™s say you are an ordinary person, working every day, nine to five, with just enough cash to cover the bills and the monthly expenses.
Now letâ€™s assume that you discover an opportunity to make extra cash and you take it. As a conclusion your volume of work will increase and you will tend to stick by it out of the need of success.
Letâ€™s say that you will achieve it and you will see the success grow feeding on your time your energy and your will.
Trust me when I say that you will be changed. The main point is to not blame success for your lack of happiness but let it fuel your joy and personal satisfaction.
Assume your success and make it work for you. You will see it make a difference.
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