Success!! The magic word that defines our dreams! The potion that intoxicates! The path that seems so tempting, so inspiring, yet so challenging! The chase that is ceaseless, exasperating at times, enlivens our lives the moment we accomplish our goals.
Real success – an enigma for some, conclusive for others.
The definition of real success changes with time and place. It also redesigns itself according to the limitations, the cultural nuances and interpretations.
During my hours of brooding, I often contemplate about success. The question that reverberates around me is: why success eludes some people? While I try to explore the answers, my inner voice speaks eloquently:
Probably they lack focus; they don’t know their potential and are hazy about their goals. They don’t have that determination, that killer instinct to push ahead.
Often we try to relate to such situations and when I think about my potential, I get an affirmation from my conscience…I never had any doubts about that… but all other words swim around, making me a bit weak and I discover the answers to all those questions that have been perturbing me.
THE ANSWER AND THE PARADOX:
- Did I focus on my goals?
- Did I even recognize them as my real goals?
- Did I possess the killer instinct?
- Was I determined to succeed?
- Was I unfortunate?
- Is destiny the culprit?
I have talked about all these shortcomings and possibilities in my e-book:
When Success Eludes Us…A Step – by – Step Guide to Success, which has been launched on 21 July 2014 at Amazon.com
You can click on http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LZGEG6W to look inside. You can borrow it free if you are a kindle member! You are most welcome to write a review.
Successful people follow success despite all odds; they consider the obstacles as stepping-stones. They don’t change their priorities.
IS SUCCESS A PRIORITY?
I know success was never my priority. It never is for a girl child and in that part of the world I lived in, where we are conditioned to believe that higher studies don’t qualify us to be equal, it doesn’t give us all the privileges that women enjoy in liberated societies.
Whatever I achieved despite the societal beliefs and pressures I experienced, is no less than REAL success. The biggest credit for what I am today goes to my mother who refused to be cowed down by the beliefs of the society and let me go in for higher studies despite the limited resources at her disposal.
The pride that swells her heart and the happiness that shimmers on her face when she has been told that I have written my second book is inexplicable!
Have you accomplished your goals? Was success a priority for you? I would love to hear your views.
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