THE SECRET OF SUCCESS AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT
Hello everyone San here,
In the years of my life I have heard this question asked over and over again. What is the secret of success and where can I find it. Each time I have heard it however the answer was different. I want to know what the secret of success and where can I find it.
I looked it up in the dictionary this is what I found –
Success – The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame.
The correct or desired result of an attempt.
Someone or something that is successful: a person or thing that succeeds.
This definition did not explain things to me much, left me thinking only of money. So answer to the secret of success and where to find it is you worked hard and have wealth, fame and fortune? I know several people who have achieved such things and have more than they could every use and yet they always want more. How can it be success if all you ever want is more? Is there no point where it is enough?
THE SEARCH FOR THE SECRETE OF SUCCESS AND WHERE I CAN FIND IT CONTINUES
I began to search everywhere I could think of for the meaning of success. I looked on the internet. Being a member of the internet bloggers of the world I found each of them had their own opinion of what success is also. There are so many sites, blogs and explanations of success I was spinning like a merry go round trying to understand them all.
I asked my friends what they thought success was. All of them were very accommodating because they all felt as if they were successful. You know what I found out. I received as many definitions of success as I have friends. Wait could it be? I may have stumbled upon my answer? What did my friends and the bloggers all have in common?
SUCCESS IS WHAT YOU DECIDE IT IS?
One of my closest and dearest friends told me he didn’t believe in success. I asked him why?
He stated without hesitation “I refuse to live my life by the standards set by someone who is not living my life. I will decide myself if I am a success because only I know what success means to me.”
I loved the explanation he gave me. I have to live my life not anyone else, there is only one me (my wife would say thank God for that) and therefore there is only one answer for the secret of success and where can I find it, it is totally up to me.
LEAVING YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD
For you to leave your mark on the world is your decision and if you decide it is worth it to try and leave something of yourself behind then you also have to decide what it is you deem important enough to leave behind for the world to know you from.
Michael Angelo left the Sistine Chapel. DaVinci left the Mona Lisa, Eiffel left his tower, Teddy Roosevelt left the Panama Canal, The First Continental Congress left us with our constitution, Hitler left us with a good fear of what world domination would be like, and this list could go on and on, these are only well known people from history. For the people I listed these were the secret to success and they found it in their work they left behind for us to enjoy. What about the common person, is there no room for them?
I MUST APOLOGIZE, I CAN’T ANSWER MY OWN QUESTION FOR YOU
I won’t be able to tell you what the secret of success and where you can find it today. Why? Because it is impossible for anyone else to tell you what it is. You are an individual, with your own thoughts, your own goals and there is no one like you in the rest of the world and there never will be another you again. (You should celebrate the idea of it)
WHERE DOES TRUE SUCCESS LIVE?
When I go to my favorite park, I find benches bearing the name of the donors. Many of them have passed on from this world, they too have left something behind. A remembrance of what I believe in their minds was the answer to what is the secret of success and so they left behind this marker to remind others of it.
Even though they left a memory of what was bound to be their favorite spot, why do they have to mark it like a dog marking his territory to let all the other dogs know they had been there?
Like the famous people who write their names on the art they leave behind, is it really the secret of success and justifiable to have your ego boosted by a plaque with your name on it, a famous piece of paper you signed or have your name on wall as a donor of the brick marked here?
This is something you will have to decide.
WHERE TRUE SUCCESS LIVES
I believe this person known as anonymous knows the secret of success and here is why. They did not feel the need to brag about finding the secret of success and therefore put a plaque with their name on their achievement and announce their presence to the world. They donated something to the world and left it in the hands of the world.
They knew in their heart they knew the secret to success and they didn’t need reminders of it. This stands true for all of us, the secret of success is within all of us, in your heart, where the greatest success truly lives.
For me this answers the question what is the secret of success and where can I find it?
This is but the humble opinion of one man.
Thank you for reading,