"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

November 20, 2014

What We Mean By Success (Life is What You Make It Chapter Ten)

Have you ever realized that when most people talk about success, it is mostly related to how much money you make? It's like, symbolically, success is a synonim for high-salary.

While it's not really wrong to look for money (not at all!), Peter Buffett suggests us to re-define success.
He says, success comes from within. It is related to who we are and what we do. It comes from mysterious combination of skills, passion, hard work and commitment. Real success is something that we can achieve personally, the one which value is decided by ourselves.

And why do we let the outer world --the one that is clarly uncontrollable and unstable-- decide, not only how much our income is, but also how much we are actually worth?

Finding the fulfilling life--creating it--is not easy. To live it, we must face the ambiguity and our own insecure feeling(s). We must make peace with others' hopes.

Adopting our own version of success with the now-trending one needs thoughts and character strength.
This is true, once we know what our definition of success is, we won't get easily tricked, or seduced by others' versions of success.

The world can give us reward, or hold it back, that's the world's business. But, the world can't give the valuation about the fundamental value and validity from what we are trying to reach, that's our business.

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