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suc·cess/səkˈses/ (Merriam Webster)
1. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose
2. The attainment of popularity or profit
|1,000 yrs later...Who is this?|
Do you agree with this definition? Or perhaps I should ask if you think number 2 is more important than number one? If I had to guess, most people would choose number two.
Because it is the American Dream. Big house, nice car and lots of fancy items. To top it off, having children indicate a happy and stable marriage. If a person fails to achieve these things, they are not successful. Is that correct??
GET REAL FOLKS!
Although people may temporarily have beautiful things, that is not success. Success should not be gauged on how many nice material items an individual obtains throughout his or her lifetime. These things are temporary and are generally only for YOU. There is nothing wrong with having nice material items, as long as you realize.....THAT DOES NOT DETERMINE YOUR SUCCESS.
People who focus purely on personal gain are not successful. If you believe this, you have been taught wrong. This happens because continuous praise is given over....things?
Many people who possess a lot of material items are actually in serious debt. And numerous children have divorced parents. Happily married couples, do not divorce.
In the end, Fame and Fortune does not indicate success. Having more will never increase happiness, but most importantly......
|Do you remember him...if so,|
Give it some time.....
YOU WILL NEVER BE REMEMBERED!
"There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow
"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind (Isaiah 65:17)."
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decent picture of this sign..Not I!
Most people reading this blog probably can not remember the the top movie stars from the early 2000's. Fame is extremely temporary and creating a legacy of yourself does not exist...including through your children.Ten years after you leave this earth (And I am being kind saying 10 years), you will be known as some great great great grandparent that someone in your family has heard about, but for some reason, they can not remember your name? SORRY......
Being famous on earth does not mean you will be well known where it counts....
|Gorgeous home! Will Heavens gate be nicer?|
- YOUR LEGACY DOES NOT EXIST THROUGH THE MATERIALS YOU POSSESS OR HOW MANY MAGAZINES THAT SHOW YOUR PICTURE. SUCCESS IS NOT PERSONAL GAIN, IT IS HAVING AN UNSELFISH GOAL AND OBTAINMENT FOR SOMEONE WHO IS NOT YOU.
True success involves changing lives. The ONLY opportunity a person will have at success...is now. If you can influence one person in life, then you are more successful than 99.9% of people. The greatest success a person can have is CHANGING THE WORLD, BY INSPIRING ONE PERSON.
7 "I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent (Luke 15:7)."
Influencing one person to change, will impact the life of another. It is a cycle that will continue because you chose to inspire at least one individual and you understand that fame, fortune and material items, mean nothing.
THINK: We currently have knowledge of former celebrities like Elvis, because his memory has been carried through each of the surviving people who existed during his lifetime. As each generation passes...so will his memory...
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21)."
Author's Note: Many people may look at my life and believe that I am successful because they are defining success based on other things. Not me. I am extremely blessed, but I have so much more to offer. My goal is to reach many people with the wisdom I have been blessed with. I am not where I need to be, and reaching one person would be amazing!! However, I may never know if I have impacted anyone, but that does not stop me. Why?
Because today I was a little more successful then yesterday.... if I got you to read this blog.......
Written By: Te-Shandra Haskett, MBA
Please forward this article because you now understand the true meaning of success....
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