Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Success

We get trained early to strive for success. Our kindergarten pictures on the wall of the classroom marked with a star. The A's throughout grade school. Winning recognition for excellence during high school in sports or academics. The scholarships and prestige of attending the right school. The right career.  

We chase our pot of gold under our rainbows running from one to another chasing that elusive prize called success. Some turn bitter as if the juice of life has been sucked out of their existence for the lack of achieving it. Some chase it to the end of their days believing that it is just around the corner.

Some find their pot of gold but it is not what many consider to be success. They find that their relationships transform their lives and provide a richness of joy which is immeasurably better and happier than anything else they have achieved.

So each to their own definition as long as it leads to happiness in their lives.

Your thoughts?

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6 conversations:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I agree, it's not what we do, but how we approach life that defines success. Being a CEO in a mega company defines success for some. I think doing the simple things with great pleasure defines success much better. Hope I'm making sense here. Have a great day Peter. :)

Peter Haslam said...

Even in the smallest endeavor we can find success Sandee I agree :)

Random Magus said...

I think if we make success ou only goal we just stop enjoying life and the many journeys it takes us on.

Peter Haslam said...

Or redefining what sucess means and including a balance between all aspects of ourselves Random Magus :)

Anrosh said...

The definition of success is as strange as the weighing machine. it is a matter of choice and priorities. And a whole set of peripheral and complimentary factors.

Kadir said...

I love your focus on happiness. Happiness is the best part of a LIFE. Thank you for sharing this article. I feel more positive now.