Do you know the great secret of success? What does success mean to you?
It means different things to different people. If you really want to know what success means to you, look at what is important to you. Success is not about money. It is about life. It is about love. It is about your reputation. It is about your character. Success is not about you. It is about your legacy. It is about how you treat yourself. It is about how you treat other people.
Success is about living your life in your own way. It is about thinking for yourself. It is never about money. Remember that money cannot buy peace of mind. But if you have a great character, if you have been nice to people, if you have been living your values, you are a successful person
Success is about living your life. It is not about imitating other people. It is about being yourself. Success is about achieving your dreams. It is about getting to your final destination. Ingrid Bergman said, “Success is getting what you want.” It is about connecting with yourself. You are not successful if you don’t know who you. Albert Schweitzer said, “The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. That is possible for him who never argues and strives with men and facts, but in all experience retires upon himself, and looks for the ultimate cause of things in himself.” Success is about taking responsibility for your life, for your actions.
Success is about actions. It is about changing things. So if you want to be successful, you must take action to change your life. Remember, “actions cure boredom.”
All you have is this moment. No matter where you have been, what you done for yourself, where you are, where you are going, one thing is clear: Everything is happening in your life right now. All you have is now. All you will ever have is now. Why are you not enjoying it?
“The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…”- Michel de Montaigne
Because we live in the past, not in the present. We don’t live in the moment. We live in the future. We think where we are going is better than where we are. But the opposite is true. If you we have the courage to focus on where we are, we will do better in the future. Most people waste their lives by living in the past. No matter what may have happened to you in the past, don’t relive it. It is in the past. You are no longer living in the past. You are living in the present. Since living in the present is the only way forward, why not love it, why not live it, why not embrace it?
“Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will…”– Michel de Montaigne
If you want to go forward in your life, you must live in the moment. This moment is important. Don’t waste it. Live it. Enjoy it. Be thankful for having it. Philosopher Eckhart Tolle writes, “This one moment, now, is the only thing you can never escape from. The one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens. No matter how much your life changes. One thing is certain. It’s always now. Since there is no escape from the now, why not welcome it, become friendly with it.” The moment is always there. We live it everyday. So if we want to make it better, if we want to enjoy the moment, we must pay attention to it.