Becoming successful and having an attitude to serve could be two different things. You may be blessed with an unique skill which can help you amass a lot of fame and fortune but if you fail to remain humble in your approach, it will all be worth nothing in the end. Your primary motive should be to treat other individuals with utmost respect and care. If you exhibit self importance and make others feel inferior, it will be a life of disgrace and pity. One must be careful or else ego and the feeling of superiority can surround us quickly on the path to success. There are a lot of successful people out there but those who command unconditional respect are few.
We live in a world of contradiction. Those who are given power to make the rules benefit the most by breaking it first. Those who reserve the right to punish the offenders are the biggest culprits. Those who claim to support the poor are the ones who owns all the wealth. Those who promise to speak the truth are the biggest liers. Those who advocate to give are the ones who rob the public. It’s time to be self regulated again. Each one of us. It will establish a fair world again.
Money provides a lot of comfort. There is no doubt about it. However, the more we accumulate the more we become insecure. In that sense, money is the solution as well as the problem. If that be the case, we need to find an alternative which can give us peace. A good hobby can keep us active and fresh. Focus on health can make the journey more enjoyable. Helping others lead a better life can be therapeutic for our own soul. Becoming successful is good end. Aiming humility and contentment is a good beginning.
They call me smart and at times, they also label me as a fool. When I act with rationale, I get accolades and when I choose empathy over facts, they call me weak. When my decisions are based on evidence they think I am fit for leadership but when I choose to forgive they think I am soft. They demand me to play by the book and I am bent upon rewriting the rules. Very soon I have to make a choice whether I want to become a slave of my mind or be a friend to my soul. I know my decision. I am just taking a little more time.
We are blessed with unlimited capacity. When we accomplish something, we should rejoice but must not stop there. We can achieve more. When we win the battle and have used the last ounce of energy, we should rest but must not drop our weapons. We must be ready if we need to go for the war the next day. If the day was long and we feel tired, we should sleep but if the job is unfinished we should be up and running the next day morning. The reservoir of our strength never dries. We just need to dig a little deep. The more we use it, the deeper it becomes.
No matter how strong we project ourselves to be in front of the world, we are weak infront of a select few. No matter how much power we acquire, there are a few who control us. These people are not necessarily more powerful than us. They also have least interest in demanding a control on our lives. It is we who give them the authority on our life and soul. The reason could be their humility. Love can be another factor. Their help when we needed it most may have made a lasting impression. Whatever it may be, enjoy the surrender. Some weakness is the source of strength.
We start with the objective of making money, growing in our profession and establishing our brand. There is nothing wrong with it. However, there is a different way to achieve all this. Start with the mindset to do good, not just to succeed. Aspire to do what is right, not just big. Make your objective to help people. Devote your life to make this world a better place. When you do it this way, you become an inspiration to others. You become an example and create a league of your own. Change your objective. Change your life.
On the road to success, your growth will be interrupted. You will hit a plateau. It will seem difficult to tread higher. That’s what happens in the journey of life. It won’t be a smooth ride. Challenges will obstruct your path. Don’t lose heart. If you ever face such a situation, you are on the right track. Consider it just to be a pause before the next run. Treat it as an opportunity to rest. It’s also a signal that what brought you here won’t take you further. You will have to work harder and think differently. The game will get tougher. Only the best will go through and so, you will.
Plenty is the problem. The urge to get it all eventually results in loss. We fail to realize the cost of accumulation. It’s just not money. It has other hidden costs, like; time, health, freedom, etc. Spending all this leaves us with nothing else which could be a worthwhile replacement. Cut your wants. Focus on a few things. Develop a hobby which can give you company for life. Quit the race. Create your own path. Give up competition. Rate yourself. Let people own the world. You will end up being a winner if you find yourself.
A lifetime is enough to live a life well. If we use our time well we can achieve anything we aim for. It’s just that most of us waste a lot of time in petty things. Some people live for 80 years and die without any significant impact while others leave at 40 and yet change the world for ever with their contribution. Deciding what to do is important. Deciding what not to do is even more crucial. Essentially, doing less but doing what is important is the cornerstone of achieving more. Identify what can be eliminated. Stop doing everything and you can achieve a lot more.