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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Staying in five star hotels is important to me
And I want everything to be first class
I don't like cheap places
Luxury is important as a measure of my success
Excellent comments and they should warm the hearts of luxury product and establishment owners to know that there are people like that around
People who obsess about expensive places and things
Lives devoted to the consumption of expensive products and services
Not sure that this is any hallmark of being successful though
Consumption is not necessarily any indicator of being successful
What is success?
How do we measure success then?
By having more possessions, money than others?
Some of the saddest people on the planet have more of everything than others
Some of the most screwed up people are also famous
So what is success?
In business it is clear and easy to measure, the scorecard is simplistic it is money
In real life a little more complex
Devoting one's life to making money can be such a sad waste of time and energy, do we really think this a useful or interesting way to spend the hours of one's life
Politics is another where becoming the leader or Prime Minister is considered the ultimate success
Really kissing backsides, bowing to innumerable pressures from different groups, hours and hours spent listening to others talking attending endless meetings
How about doctors then they help people don't they?
Some do but most today are hedged around by regulations and paperwork.
Many wanting to make money or become famous
Some afraid to deviate from proscribed procedures and approaches, corrupted by governments and drug companies alike
Others certainly are successful and usually known for what?
Their compassion, attention and caring
Scientists then, it used to be that they discovered something, while today it is often a fight for funding, recognition and fame not to mention the politics of science
Real success is not so easy to pin down as opposed to public acclaim given to those who acquire, money or power often achieved as the result of less than admirable behaviour
So maybe true success is not about money, power or fame
Maybe it's about more subtle things
Maybe it doesn't matter what we do
What matters is how we do it
Because true success is having good relations with people....................all people
Having no enemies, because you never speak ill of others
Being trusted because you are honest
Having no real money problems not because you have lots of money but because you live modestly within your means
Success is being in harmony with yourself and nature
True success is being love, having no fears, finding peace of mind
Success is always having time for others
So maybe true success is not about winning, not about public acclaim
And if this resonates with you then become successful yourself