Let’s talk about success!

Success, achievement, money….  Big words ruling the empire of the business world….

And “yes” achievement and success can make us wealthy and happy…. And “yes” it can make us rich and unhappy…. And “yes” it can keep us poor but happy…. or poor and unhappy….

Let’s just compare the definition from the dictionary with the original Latin meaning of the word:

Dictionary:

1. the favourable or prosperous* termination of attempts or endeavors.
2.the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like*.
*talking about money or third party recognition

Word Origin & History:

“result, outcome,” from L. successus “an advance,succession, happy outcome,” from succedere “come after*“. Meaning “accomplishment of desired end*” (good success) first recorded 1580s. Successor “one who comes after”is recorded from late 13c.
*talking about your very own personal goals and pursuing them to the end

Did you notice how much the interpretation changed? This is a portrait of society all over the world. It’s all about attainment of wealth, position, honors or the LIKE!!!

But if you’re really living the authentic core of your own personality and if you’re absolutely happy with who you are as a unique spiritual human being, SUCCESS is an INTENSE FEELING of HAPPINESS and SATISFACTION inside your HEART!

Success is MUCH MORE than money or being honoured and liked….

Many famous successful people were hated and offended by masses and sometimes lost their lives after they had accomplished their desired end of an action that was important to them in the name of mankind. And unfortunately they didn’t become immortal heroes until after their deaths. But to me it seems to be more fulfilling to die with a good personal life result/outcome than to die just having prestige.

What else was needed for those immortal heroes to be successful? A purpose, a meaning in life of course! They followed their purpose which gave meaning to their lives PERSISTENTLY. They did not give up upon the first road block. Either they destroyed it, pushed it aside, jumped over it, circled around it BUT KEPT GOING / KEPT BEING ACTIVE and CREATIVE with the MOTION / FLOW of life.

And they FOLLOWED their INTUITION – they FOLLOWED their HEARTS. They STAYED OPEN, CHECKED on their BELIEFS and CHANGED their THINKING if necessary.

But there are so many small successes in our daily lives we tend to forget with stressing ourselves about not having enough time to pack everything into only 12 hours:

One of them is:

BRINGING LOVE AND LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE WE’RE MEETING DURING THE DAY BY SMILING AT THEM AND LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY!!!

Whenever somebody tells me that I made his or her day by listening and understanding how he or she feels, that’s the REAL SUCCESS to me 1. because it makes my heart jump and shine and gives meaning to my day 2. because it’s congruent with my purpose in life, to fill the world with love and laughter and make it a happier place to live!

Namaste!

Live, laugh, love

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