Do you envy successful people?
I don’t envy successful people and I don’t consider my successful.
No, as everyone's idea about what is successful is different. To me having my lovely family and being in good health and just enjoying each day is success to me. Plus, God tells us that we are not to covet, so I don't. So many people who define success as having a ton of money, are so miserable, and I would not want that for myself. Good to see you back here a bit on HP. I hope you write again soon here.
I do not exactly envy successful people, but I do want to know the tricks of being successful. I guess it is a very slow process. When you limit yourself to mediocre success, you do not achieve great triumph. But when you keep working towards your goal, one day you will achieve it.
Vinaya.....Hello, old friend, so good to see you again. You have asked an interesting question.
Just as with so many aspects of our life, there can be limitless concepts of "success," to each individual. To envy anyone for having achieved a form of success seems rather futile, as well as foolish. What would be the point of envy? This is a negative attitude which cannot result in a single beneficial outcome, but cause only harm and disillusionment.
Ideally, we must never allow ourselves to feel "less than" others in any regard. Quite the contrary. The degree of contentment, peace of mind and comfort with who we are, is ours alone to embrace and nurture.
For some, success is an outward perception of fame & fortune. Yet for many others it may be the uncanny ability to beat the odds of reaching a personal goal. Still others can feel successful for having made a significant & positive difference in the lives of others.
Simply put Vinaya, we know in our heart that there is so much more to the concept of success than meets only the eye. True success is an attitude and belief in who we are, what we do each day of our life and how we regard & care for our fellow man.....even the smallest of creatures in nature.
While I can admire others for their achievements and their seeming place in the world, I am able to also be truly happy and cautiously proud of my own.
Putting all greed and distorted ego aside, this is "Enough" to give us what truly matters.
I thank you Theresa.....I am very inspired by your comment, as well dear lady.
you ladies both gave awesome answers I agree "success" is not just material, but something inside us. I feel immensely grateful for my life and all that's in it and I'm happy to be humble enough to say it's enough.
Great female minds think alike!! LOL...How's that for humility?
Forgive me faux pas there ... "Great" insight. I hate these phone in trying to comment : )
LOL....Theresa....no problem! I watch a lot of cartoons with my grandchildren...I LOVE Elmer Fudd....and he says, " It's a GWATE day!" I understand him just fine...LOL
LOL, so funny ... and I see I did it again ... oh me or my ...
That is a good question. It depends upon what you consider a successful life. I have not made a whole lot of income in my life, but I have an opportunity to sing, do public speaking, writing and dance. Creative activities for which many admire my abilities. Some of those who make a lot of money do live under a lot of stress. If you asked them what they have to sacrifice for the money, you might be surprised at their answer.
I do not envy those who succeed. Instead I view them as an example to motivate me. Success doesn't happen overnight, it takes determination and hard work. People either have the knack to succeed or they don't. Kudos to successful people, no matter which trade they are in. We should all use them as an example to be the best person we could be. Good question!
No, because everyone has a different view of what success means. I acknowledge people who have succeeded in what they set out to achieve. Most people judge success by the amount of money they can accumulate over their lifetime, but I feel the true value of their success is what good they do with that money to better the situation of their fellow man.
To me being successful is having good health and happiness for myself and family.(and happiness is not reliant on excesses of money)
No, I don't. I find that I am happy with my own version of success, although I can wish for more material things, in other ways my life is just the way I like it.
By envying successful people around me instead of learning from their model and seeking my own successfuls, I waste time that is invaluable and irrecoverable. So, no. I celebrate their successes instead.
I don't envy successful people. I can't have or want they have. It is not how I have chosen to live. I have always had the best in my life. Every person wants and needs differently.
I personally do not envy successful people. More than anything I admire them. Success does not come by accident or luck. It comes through hard work and sacrifice. It is incredible and inspiring to me to hear some of the stories of successful people in the world!
I often wish I was more like them in the way of their courage and ability to risk everything. This is not envy though. Its is more of a motivation to do better in my own endeavors.
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