Do Not Aim At Success – Redefine It On Your Own Terms
Being present. Letting the ego go. These are prerequisites. Now, you are ready to redefine success. In your own ways, in your own terms.
Success on your own terms may not translate to a Beemer, a bungalow, a golf membership and rubbing shoulders with the so-called ‘high society’.
do not aim at success
Redefine your own success.
One of my definitions is being complete. The realization that there is playful, boundless and joyous energy in everything I do. A deeper sense of self free from the worldly definitions of success and happiness.
In closing, I would like to leave you with some gems from Professor Viktor Frankl, concentration camp survivor during the Second World War and author of Man’s Search for Meaning:
“Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.”