Saturday, June 13, 2009

What Does It Take To Be Successful In Life?

What does it take to be successful in life?

Some believe in self-realization and self-actualization, and the perseverance and will to survive and succeed. To them, life is full of choices and decisions. You choose what to do with the rest of your life. You decide whether to go ahead or to abort in your struggles and challenges. The choice is yours. Success in life depends totally on you. You discover and understand your strengths and weaknesses. You identify and evaluate opportunities and threats. Don't blame it on others when really it is your own doing.

Some believe in luck and wait for things to happen. They claim that they are no different from other people. It is just that they are more fortunate and privileged. They are born in a wealthy and rich family. They are around when opportunities arise. They are always at the right place at the right time. They are just plain lucky.

Some believe in wisdom and understanding. Somehow they are cleverer, smarter and wiser. They are more able to do things efficiently and effectively. They stress on quality living and successful learning. They are one class above others.

Some believe in guiding and guarding angels. They believe that they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual. They believe in the grace and mercy of God who love them and will always take good care of them through His ministering angels.

And so when you ask someone, "What does it take to be successful in life?" The answers vary widely. Some believe in their talents, abilities and skills, some believe in their upbringing, some believe in family value, tradition and culture, some believe in their changing environment or their willingness and readiness to change, some believe in luck and fortune, some believe in supernatural and spiritual forces, and some believe in God and His ministering angels.

How about you? What does it take to be successful in life?


threadsofmagique said...

A very interesting post. I thought about it all day and finally wrote about it on my blog for today. Here's the link
Thank you for the beautiful blog.

PJ said...

i think it is a combination of many of those things. like you said, success means different things to different people.

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