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.
Albert Camus said, “To be happy, we must not be too concern with others.” You have a lot of positive things to worry about, not other people’s opinions.
If you want to be happy, do what makes you happy. Be around happy and positive people. Don’t waste your time trying to make other people happy. Make yourself happy. Don’t try to please everybody. Trying to please everybody is like trying to cook your food without water.
The only person you can please is you. The only person you can control is you. Because you are responsible for your own life. Make your life the way you want it. Don’t explain your life to negative people. They will add nothing your life. Instead, they will poison your mind. It is your life. If you want to live it well, you must do whatever you can to stay away from people who are not adding anything to your life.
“It is better to praise yourself than to belittle yourself.”
Don’t explain your life. Live it. Follow your dreams. Don’t become what other people want you to be. Instead, try to become who you really want to be. With hard work, you can become who you were created to be. God created you for a purpose. And that purpose should be your drive, not people’e opinions. God has a plan for your life. Listen to God. Follow God. Look up to God, not to man. Because God will never fail you. He has done it for you before. If you follow Him, he will repeat it again.
You can become who God created you to be. You do that by giving yourself to yourself. Michel de Montaigne said, “Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.” Don’t allow other people to live your life for you. Live your life yourself. That is how God wants you to live your life.
Michel de Montaigne said, “Don’t discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.” No matter what, it is better to praise yourself than to belittle yourself. God wants you to praise yourself. And you should always praise yourself. You should never put yourself down. God wants you to go up. People want you to go down. Choose God, not people.