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Monday, August 29, 2005

SUCCESS!!

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..

Sucess is.....
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?


Verse-Meal

JOshua 1:8

10 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, August 29, 2005, Blogger Bluegreen said...

Hmmm success is ano nga ba? Hehehe...pag na define ko yung word, ayon na ang success. hahahah!

Seriously, it's simply accomplishing your life's purpose, whatever it is. So it starts with discovery, and finally fulfilling it. And at the end, when you are face to face with God and He says "Well done my child." That to me is the ultimate success.

 
At 4:34 AM, August 30, 2005, Blogger Ka Uro said...

success can be viewed from 2 viewpoints. one's own viewpoint or from the viewpoint of other people. a rich person can be viewed by others as a success. but for that person, he may not feel successful because although he has material wealth he may not be happy emotionally. of the two, success in one's own point of view is the more important. if you feel happy, at peace and content with your life then i'ld say your a success regardless of your achievements or non-achievements.

kaninang umaga sa toilet, successful din ako!

 
At 3:48 PM, August 30, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

Blue...
Yeah..I really like to hear that someday..."Well done" from the Master..

Ka Uro...
Tama ka..it's the definition in one's own point of view is more important..kasi there's no one who can tell if you succeeded, better than yourself...

--FJ--

 
At 5:12 PM, August 30, 2005, Blogger bing said...

success is what you make it... we cant be cynical about others' opinions about it because that is what they perceive it to be. pero it would be so limiting naman kung measured lamang ang success sa material possessions na meron ang isang tao. money cant even buy you sleep, happiness, health, etc.

 
At 10:04 AM, August 31, 2005, Blogger Jinkee said...

Sa akin, the ultimate success is to make the world somehow better. Kaya nating lahat 'to.

 
At 1:22 PM, August 31, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

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At 1:25 PM, August 31, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

Bing & Jinkee,

Oo nga! Let's Just Achieve It!!!!

 
At 3:14 PM, August 31, 2005, Blogger Mmy-Lei said...

"and endure the betrayal of false friends" - from R. Emerson

i like this definition and suits on my current situation.

for me the term success apply to small or big things/situations of life that you achieve and know how to thank HIM.

 
At 2:06 AM, September 01, 2005, Blogger lumpianghubad said...

um, malamang katulad din ng sa anak mo. bwehehe. jok onli!

 
At 2:23 PM, September 01, 2005, Blogger Flex J! said...

mommt lei,
Tnx for dropping by.
Yes! Knowing to thank God is the best thing we can do for He is the source of all...success...

Ms Lumpiang hubad...

magkakasundo siguro kayo ng makulit kong bunso...LOL!

 

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