What Does It Mean To Be Successful?
What success means to you?
Success means different for different people.
For me, success is happiness.
Do you think you need a big house, a luxury car, and an account in a Swiss bank to be successful?
Is success really owning materialistic things?
It is high time we should redefine the meaning of success.
We really have a habit of assuming the richest individuals to be the most successful persons. But how accurate is it?
If so, why did V.G. Siddhartha Hedge, Managing Director of the café chain ‘Cafe Coffee Day’ suicide in the past year?
He won The Economic Times ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ for the year 2002-03 and Forbes India ‘NextGen Entrepreneur’ in 2011.
Yes, one of the most celebrated and successful entrepreneurs had to commit suicide. Is this what success does to you?
Another successful business tycoon in UAE, Arakkal Joy, native to Kerala, committed suicide very recently.
Does Success Make People Fragile?
Some people become too fragile, with consecutive success in their lives. You should make sure that success does not make you fragile. Don’t take success for granted.
Life would be pretty boring if it doesn’t have ups and downs. You should really know the taste of failure to celebrate success.
The true essence of life is not being successful all the time, but it is how wisely you deal with the success as well as failures life throws at you.
Your reactions to success and failure determine the quality of your life. Be careful not to guarantee success in your life. You should always be ready to embrace the failures as well.
Also, Bill Gates once had said, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
Don’t take anything granted in life.
Success should not make you fragile. Real success happens when you stand strong in your failures as well.
Obviously, success has made so many people fragile. People easily get used to success in their lives and fail to fight the failures. Such people find it difficult to withstand failures and easily give up on life.
Don’t you think that is what happened in the case of V.G. Siddhartha Hedge and Arakkal Joy?
What Success Really Should Be?
Success and failures, neither of them should bother you much. You should know that they are just phases of life and you definitely have to live on.
You can’t escape from the phases of life. Escapism is the art of cowards.
And you know what, cowards never gets a chance to live the essence of success in its true sense.
Success should not ease your hard-working capabilities. Of course, success seduces people. But, once you stop working hard, it would be hard to restart. Don’t forget your dreams and goals in the spirit of success.
Success also should never be an excuse to stop taking risks and experimenting. Don’t scare failure when you are successful. Success should not make you a coward living with the fear of failures.
Success should not curtain your future ambitions and goals.
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Is Success Immortal?
Nothing is immortal. Not even your success.
Winston Churchill has once said,
‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’
Don’t become hard to yourself or other people in the highs of your success. Success is not immortal. Don’t take it granted and adorn yourself with arrogance. Be the same to people and other beings.
You should definitely be proud of your success. But, don’t fancy it. A wise man never does that. He who is wise knows well that success should not get on to veins and make you mean.
How do you deal with your success? Does it make your work lousy? Or does success encourages you to work more?
How do you deal with the lousiness of success?
Share some tips that keep you motivated and ambitious even after a huge success.
What gives you continuity in your life? I would love to hear your thoughts on the same.
‘Do you know what makes a smart person smart? When a smart person fails, he accept it, learn from it, and moves on.’