The True Meaning of Success
I recently asked for views on the true meaning of success from subscribers to “The Dreamer’s Guide” Motivation newsletter. These are some of the responses that I received:
Pastor Clement Mwanza
To succeed is to enjoy life in whatever you do; to do things like laugh often, win the respect of people, accept things as they manifest and make a difference for the better, appreciate the simple things of life such as beauty, air, nature etc; to find the best in others; To give of one's self with no strings attached; To achieve one’s goals………………etc
Alex Kanyama Zulu
I would also say the ability or freedom to make decisions independently without having to depend on others like friends, relatives or employers. The ability to have a sustainable increase in wealth have control of your life and resources.Thanks
I could desire to help the poor in any way I can as a way of serving God, my friend’s dream could be to create a multi-million dollar company. When both of us get the desired results in our respective fields then that is success. I have succeeded in achieving what I wanted and so has friend.
This is explained even clearer in the Bible where it is written that the Holy Spirit gives different gifts to different people. However, money does play a very important part in our lives. For most of the dreams to be realised there is some amount of money that has to be spent in addition to other necessary inputs. I think you rightly put it in one of the articles that what is bad/sinful is the love for money and not money itself.
That can explain your being inclined to focus more on the aspect of financial success than any other. How does one measure success? I think one should simply compare the objectives one had when formulating his/her dream with the results achieved so far and see whether or not one is on course and make some necessary adjustments where possible.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my opinion, I am a regular reader of your inspiring articles. The good meaning people around the world with burning desire for great achievements need your contributions. God bless you.
I am sure the answers above give us some insight into the true meaning of success. Thanks Pastor Clement,Sam, Lydia,Micky, Anonymous, Ronald, Christopher, Alex, Lottie and Deodatuls for sharing your thoughts on the true meaning of success.
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