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The Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines success as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame & the correct or desired result of an attempt.” In our everyday human terms we refer to this as the “resultant feeling of accomplishment”. Or maybe defined as, the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; and even the accomplishment of one’s self-made goals. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it, heh? Wrong! Success itself is far more complex than what it seems like to the average person on planet Earth. Have you ever known someone affluent and famous? Is he or she confident in themselves, pretty classy, and blissful all of the time—the epitome of mainstream success? What is invisible to the common eye is the fact that beneath the joyfulness of the individual lays the indestructible and dark sheath of horror and secrecy resulted from the attainment of success. This may sound strange but it is the fact for many of the world’s successful millionaires, billionaires, or even regular famous people. Or on the contrary, is he or she stressed, having confusion of his or her goals in life and totally unsure about their choices made in life. According to my judgment of life around me, I am pretty sure the latter statement is present in successful individuals. Let us recall the renowned American Dream of a large house, a sporty car, a stunning wife and some gorgeous looking children, and always “our” financial freedom. For some, it can include a boat or a peaceful cottage down by the lake or something. However, another definition of success doesn’t list any of these. Success does not have anything to do with material goods but is rather tied to broader concepts. Mainstream marketing and me... ... middle of paper ... ... be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” What, he essentially means is that, a man should not lose his identity in this life, do what is right for you, but do not change for the bad, only strive for the best, hope for the good, and rest will follow. Success is born within and will always lie there; it is no lipstick or mascara that people smudge on their faces to look a totally different person. If you have success, it will resonate within you and you will figure it out soon enough, there is absolutely no reason to blatantly accept the wrong definition of success in means of giving please to one-self. You will continue to find yourselves going the wrong way, missing out on opportunities, and happy moments along the way. But, remember success is innate, just look “within” you.
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