Thursday, October 11, 2007

Redefining Success

We struggle with success and what it means to each of us and can find it difficult to put into words. You know what I mean seems to be a common ending to our discussions on the subject. We can talk about feelings, goals, accomplishments, and so on and come no closer to what we mean by success.

It is different for everyone when we get right down to it and it can cause us a lot of grief, heartache, sleepless nights, you know the symptoms as well as I do.

Perhaps we are approaching this the wrong way. What if we reversed the questions we asked of ourselves and others. What if we talked about failure and what that is to each of us. Would we get a better answer to consider.

If we were to say that failure is not trying and that no person is a failure who has friends could we get rid of the burden of finding success and perhaps get on with enjoying our life in the midst of constant change.

Your thoughts?

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4 conversations:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

This is a tougher one to do Peter. This has been a little demon of mine for as long as I remember. Not so much now, but when I was still working. Could it be that simple? Food for thought. Have a great evening Peter. :)

Peter Haslam said...

sometimes I think Sandee that we make unneccessary mountains for ourselves. If we spend all our time climbing when can we rest and enjoy. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Just visiting peace globe bloggers tonight.
We will have another BlogBlast For Peace November 7, 2007. You are cordially invited to fly your peace globe and write a Dona Nobis Pacem post that day. Thank you for participating in the past. It will be a fantastic day in the blogosphere! Click here for the scoop and please spread the groovy peace vibe on your blogs to promote if you would.
How To Get Your Peace Globe November 2007

Peace,
Mimi

Peter Haslam said...

I certainly will be involved Mimi thanks for letting me know