Success is not to be pursued
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.
The above quote reminds me of my friend, Gibson Goff who writes a blog called A Daily Dose of Success. Like many bloggers I’ve met since arriving on the Social Media scene, I think Gibson and I connected almost immediately once we found each other. Since I discovered Google+, there have been a handful of bloggers I resonate with. Gibson is definitely one of them. There have been several times in the past few months where we have written similar content without being aware of it until it was shared on G+.
What is the important word in the quote above? Let’s see if I can help you a bit. The word I’m thinking of is an overriding theme of Wisdom and Life.
Could it be attract?
As in attraction?
As in attracting?
A few weeks ago, Gibson wrote in a column called What If You Already Knew You Were A Success? In the column, he writes:
What if there was a book, a manual of you, that showed in the back of that book that you were already successful at what you are trying? You went to the back of that book, and saw that you possessed huge sums of money. Or that you had accomplished something that you were not even considering. How would that make you feel?
Success is already in your grasp. Why chase something you already have? When we consider the word chase, when you consider the word pursue, what comes to mind?
For me physical exertion comes to mind. Have you heard the phrase:
I want to work smarter not harder.
Isn’t that the wish of most us have? Why chase something and become winded? What happens if you don’t think you’ve accomplished your goal? Most of us who are chase success will ALWAYS be chasing success. We will never find peace. And peace is something we should be locating. There are many people I know who are financially successful and miserable in every other aspect of their lives. So that should prove to everyone that acquiring great financial wealth does NOT mean someone will be happy.
Success in many people’s minds equals financial success. What if I were to tell you that those who equate money with success are wrong, that those who look to acquire THINGS are wrong? Many of you may look at me twice, many of you may do a double take.
Do you know what I THINK makes you a success?
Are you at peace?
Are you joyous?
Do you enjoy your career?
Being at peace with your life
That’s what I believe equals success.
Don’t chase success.
For it’s when you chase something that you get tired, that you get winded. Success is already yours, you only have to embrace it.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.