THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF SUCCESS
“Success is defined in different ways. Some see it in money, power, and fame. But it’s also the concept of “reaching down”, of being able to help your fellow man. Material things you can buy and sell, but things like hope and courage and faith and knowledge are gifts you give your fellow man to pull him up. Whatever you give out to others will come back. It may take a while, but it will come back.”
Success definition is founded on the priceless; inestimable, intangible heart qualities that create value and bestow benefits to lives and not in the mere accumulation of material things.
Success is probably the most sought after word in the world but yet only a few people tend to find it because the majority of the people do not understand it. Success is not a coveted privilege but rather it is a common heritage that binds us all. Invariably, success is for everyone. In fact, we were engineered to succeed from conception.
Malthie Babcock reveals, “One of the common mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic, something or other which we do not possess.” Everything we will ever need to succeed is all wrapped up within us and the treasures wrapped up within attract the help we need without. And to access these treasures within believing is the key. The start-up of success is believing-believing in your originality. Your originality is the key to authenticity. Believing is the prelude to receiving all the treasures that life has to offer. The end-up of success in self-doubt. Self-doubt is the key to self-depreciation. Doubt and fear are excellent couples that produce an offspring called failure. You don’t need to feel successful to be successful. Success is not a feeling rather it is truth revealed of your essence. You don’t need to feel confident to be confident rather you act confidently and your feelings will soon be in alignment. Along the same vein, success is acting on the laws governing success from the state of your being rather than from a state of feeling. That means you don’t need to consult your feelings to confirm if you are a success rather you seek the laws governing success and act on them irrespective of how you feel. Success is not an event; it’s a person, a life-long journey. A failure is an event; it’s not a person, it’s a learning process. Success and failure both share a parallel root. Both are incidental rather than accidental. You don’t stumble into success. You can’t find yourself on the peak of Mount Everest when you were strolling in the park. Success is governed by laws. Success is a process-it’s a series of incidental occurrences. Failure is not accidental; it is a violation of the laws of success. It is a process; it’s a series of incidental occurrences. Therefore, success is attracted to those who plan, prepare and are persistent in their pursuit.