Success is something that we all crave, I think at one time or the other and for some it means one thing for others it means something very different; so the question still remains;  Success, What is it?

It seems that some people are constantly seeking something more than what they have, when they seem to have it all.  They never get enough of anything; they always want more, not of the same, but something else, something different, something new. They are not happy unless they have what they think is the best job, at the top of their game, the biggest house, every thing bigger and better than everybody else not that they brag about it, but it is like an obsession, more vividly, a passion that is never satisfied.  Obviously, they have not found happiness or contentment with all of their gain or their ability to achieve prosperity and seem to have everything that anybody could possibly need or want.  I could wonder who they are really trying to please.  Could it be that it is actually not themselves, but someone else?  So I am thinking that these individuals are missing something far more important than Success and they don’t have a clue what it is, maybe or maybe not.  I really do not think it is Success they are reaching for; I think it something that goes far deeper. Success-When is it enough might be the question that needs an answer as well.

 Then there are those who are happy where they are, they actually do not think that much about Success or what it is but they do try to think about their future and the future of their family.  They are contented where they are, with what they are doing and their accomplishments. They work hard just like everybody else, they have made sacrifices also but they have a limit to what they will give up to gain more status and wealth and seem to know that having more money does not give them the keys to a happy life.  They seem to know that money does buy things, because they have things too, but things are not at the core of their victories.  They live their life full of cherished moments; they do not dwell on what money can buy, having a better job or becoming more Successful and definitely not famous.  They are just happy with who they are. They appear to be very Successful in their attainment because they have a nice home, drive an nice car, have a great job and their most valuable asset seems to be their family and their values.  They do not look at anybody else or their accomplishments, they are triumphant of their own in a modest way but they are also happy when someone they know acquires something Successful too.  These people seem to know the meaning of true self worth, true acquisition and they have obtained the ability to handle their gain. Success is a journey for everyone.

 Of course, I would not want to leave out these people….and they are those who are simply complacent going to work everyday and repeating it everyday for until retirement.  They do no think about Success- What is it…or Success period…they just live their life as it comes and accepts what it brings, one day at a time.Some have a power within that drives them, others are complacent where they are.

 You tell me what Success Really is.  As we read about Success, we learn that it is not about acquiring money or fame.  It just can’t be, because if it were….Tiger W. had it all, did he not?  It wasn’t enough…obviously it did not satisfy something…something that he probably doesn’t even know about.  He is certainly not grounded and he certainly did not have his values in place nor know what his priorities should have been.

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.  Albert Einstein

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.  Abraham Lincoln

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.  Albert Schweitzer

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.  Anna Pavlova

There are no gains without pains.  Benjamin Franklin

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.  Demosthenes

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.  George Washington Carver

One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 Life is too short to waste time wondering if you can do something; you don’t need anyone’s approval, but yours, do it, if you fail, do something else and in so doing you will find Success- What it really is!

Hi, I am J West and I am here to write, read and learn. I love writing and enjoy trying to find ways to help serve other people.

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