What Is Success?
Most people have no idea where they are going. They think in generalities, and have no plans. They spend more time planning their vacation than they do planning their future. The majority, when asked to give the meaning of success would probably say it is wealth. Success, as pictured by society in general, is a pseudo state of affluence.
This does not represent the true meaning of success as we want to unfold it for you. Success is not necessarily monetary. It might be said that success is awareness of the realization of your goals. Success is a journey, not a destination. It is a never-ending journey. If a person stops at the first sign of success, he will decline, become stagnant, and finally cease to progress at all.
We shall therefore, define success as the Progressive Realization of a Worthwhile Purpose. Your worthwhile purpose is your ultimate achievement; your goals are the progressive achievements necessary to attain your worthwhile purpose. SUCCESS, THEREFORE, BECOMES A PROGRESSIVE, CONTINUOUS EFFORT.
Success is not to be confused with mere achievement. It is the more difficult feat of guiding your life efficiently to the realization of your definite purpose. Success is an inside job. Deep within every person are the qualities for making their life a success. Concentrate on your purpose, and you will draw out the necessary ingredients that will help you become a success. You must decide NOW what you want to do with your life...what you want to be, and what you are willing to contribute in order to achieve this.
Success does not come to the person who only wishes for it. It comes to the person who decides it WILL be theirs...and works for it.