I find it insightful what others say and think about success. People somehow reveal the variety of things that drives them or where their lives are focus by simply giving a definition of it.
Some insist that it's tantamount to what you possess, materially that is, after all money makes the world go round, so they say...
Others say that it's all about achieving a fame. You're really in a big league if you are remembered for the feat you achieved. You left record others want to break or inspired the youth to keep on....
There are sectors that says, a good paying job, with a great family in the big house and the best education you can attain. Wow! ganda nga naman non...
One of my friend, Mr. Bryan H. says...Success is when you look back you can be able to smile. Hmmm......Kinda short yet eminates a satisfaction....
All of these definitions somehow made me pause for a while, it brought me to an analysis of what matters most in life....and I am quite inspired with what Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote..
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Quite a definition, I like it, it's encompassing.
Just an info.., do you know that according to bible scholars the word success is only mentioned once in King James Version of the Bible. It is found in Joshua 1:8 "This Book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success."
Truly, success has varieties of description but to attain it, we need to be guided by His words. As for me, without His precious words, there will be no real success.
Teka...yung anak kong bunso, may definition din ng success....nakita nya sa commercial ng T.V. Pag tinanong ko...anak ano ba daw ang success...papasok yun sa C.R. tapos lalabas bigla at bubuntong hininga ng malalim sabay sigaw ng....SUCCESS! Grabe kang bata ka..,kanino ka kaya nagmana?.....LOL!
How about you...what's your definition?