What does success mean to you? Does it mean joy? Does it mean happiness? Does it mean love? Or does it mean money in the bank? Or does it mean your feelings? Or does it mean growth?
Success is not about money; success is about you. Success is about your feelings. It is about who you are as a human being. It is not about your material possessions. Success is how you treat yourself; it is how you treat other people. Success is not about money; it is about humanity. It is about love. It is about happiness. It is about joy. It is about your health. It is about doing what makes you happy.
If you want to be successful, you must cultivate a good character. Because success is about your character. If you don’t have a good character, if you don’t treat people well, if you don’t manage your money well, nobody wants to do anything with you. But if your character is great, everyone wants to hang out with you.
When it comes to your success, you must do everything within your power to defend your character. It is very important. If you lose your character, you have lost everything. You are nothing without your character.
Your character is who you are. Protect it. If you want to achieve success in your life, you must focus your energy on what really matters to you and your future. Discipline yourself. Without discipline nothing can be done. Without discipline, character, focus, determination, you can’t achieve greatness. But with discipline, character, you can achieve everything.
People want to be respected, not disrespected. People want you to see, hear, and recognize them.
According to Eckhart Tolle, “Whenever you meet anyone, no matter how briefly, do you acknowledge their being by giving them your full attention, or are you reducing them to a means to an end, a mere function or role? What is the quality of your relationship with the cashier at the supermarket, the parking attendant…” Life is about lifting people up, not about bringing them down.
No life is worthless. So when you meet people, small or big, thin or fat, smart or dull, tall or short, black or white, you should respect them. You should stop judging people. When you treat people with respect, when you give people what they deserve, they will never forget you. Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” And if you want to get ahead in life, you must learn to always recognize people for who they are, not for what they have. Why is that? Because it is the right thing to do. Above all, we are all human beings. And we should be treated as human beings. Period.
When you meet people, honor them. Respect their stories. Learn from their stories. They have a lot to teach you, if you are willing and ready to learn from them. Hermann Hesse said, “It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and compliment.” When you meet people, appreciate them. Don’t judge people. Learn to appreciate people. Remember this: Judgment is not about other people; it is about you, your character.
If you want to build your character, you must learn to appreciate people for who they are, not for what they have. Because no life is worthless.
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