I surround myself with forward thinking, like minded people. The word success is regularly used in multiple conversations, articles I read or thoughts I contemplate. Many times, some may ponder what success looks like to them. I came across this & it beautifully parallels the law of sowing & reaping while perfectly embracing the philosophy of being “others focused.”
My hope is for it to actively stir your soul!
What is success?
To some it is money; to others it is position; yet to others, it is power. We all have different thoughts on what constitutes a successful person. And, at different times in our lives you may find that success will have a different meaning.
In developing your own definition of success, think of others and how you can help them.
If success means money to you, then donate money to a worthwhile charity.
If success means a position of status, then share your knowledge with others.
If success means power to you, then use that to advance worthwhile causes.
If success means happiness to you, then work at a job you love.
All to often, we get caught up in all the things we want, and forget to give back to the world. Our society seems to place more value on how much we have rather than how much we give.
What a different world it would be if society placed more value on how much we gave! If success was defined as helping others our world would be a changed world.
The words of wisdom said by Martin Luther King, Jr., sums up our thought:
“We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries
or the size of our automobile rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity.”
The wisdom of Mr. King’s words are ones that we all need to remember as we climb the ladder of success.