How Do You Measure Your Success?
Is success having a big house?
A Haiku - Success
Becoming our best
Represents, tests our success.
Add success today?
How do you measure your success?
Is your success simply a big house, an expensive car, public acclaim, even fame?
Some murderers are famous.
Some who had the acclaim of the public fell from grace when it was discovered what they were really like.
Is being rich your goal, your definition of success?
Rich folks can collect expensive cars and often have a big house....or two.
Even if you and I are not rich, we are spending and investing.
We are spending our lifetime. We are investing our time and efforts.
We may not measure our success by the standards of the world, such as money and fame.
It isn't the success that others see in us. It's the success we see in ourselves.
Perhaps a better measure is achieving such goals as a successful marriage, raising fine children, leaving the world a better place than it was when we arrived, easing others' burdens, advancing knowledge and understanding, standing for what is right, teaching something worthwhile, encouraging others, writing something memorable, or as simple as being a good example.
How many of those people you consider to be successful are actually happy? How many will spend their last years content that they have truly been successful?
Are you successful?
Will your last years be years of contentment?
I suspect that how we "spend" our time, and how we "invest" our efforts, will have a great deal to do with what success we achieve, and what contentment we will feel in our last years.
Time will tell.
I wish you much true success.
There is no success that could ever compensate for failure in the home.
Copyright 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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