What Determines Great SuccessWhat Determines Great Success

What determines great success? I pondered on this question this morning when I read a quote from Abraham Lincoln. “That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”  On August 21, 2015, I wrote a blog that focuses on the who and if you read it, you know the “who” is “You.”  Read “Who Determines Success” here.

Webster defines success as …the fact of getting or achieving wealth respect, or fame… I grew up with 5 siblings and my parents were not able to give us everything.  They always made sure our needs were met.  I would say every time my wants were not met, “When I grow up, I will do this and I would do that.”

As children, we have big plans for ourselves not understanding the full magnitude of our plans. It always included lots of money at our disposal. Money equals success to kids.  Little did we know that money does not come easily and we have to work for everything. As adult, we still have some of those thoughts that dictates our actions. We tend to equate success to money and possessions. If you don’t live in a big house, a nice development, or have major possessions we are unsuccessful.

So if we have these things we are. Do you know having major possessions is a form of success but doesn’t mean you are successful? WOW! That’s a statement. Too many people have so much but are unhappy, friendless, and lonely. They can’t trust anyone because they don’t know if the person standing in front of them is legit.  Luke 9:25 says, “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” You have everything but trust no one.

Having Money is Not Bad

Now before I go on, let me say immediately that I am not speaking against major possessions or money. It is a great thing to have, but if you don’t, does it mean you are not successful? No! Only you can determine how successful you are and in some cases it is not about the money. It could be having a loving family, support of other in time of need, doing for others in their time of need, or just helping out where necessary can develop self-gratification. What determines great success? The truth is there are so many levels of success and so many ways of being successful. 3 John 1:2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”  All of this goes beyond monetary value, it is more.

I am reminded of the movie “Death Becomes Her,” where Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn were trying to conquer the fountain of youth.  Both of them drank a magic potion that retained their youthful look.  Both of them were married to Bruce Willis this nerdy professor. During the story, both women tried to murder each other only to find out they could not die.  Because of these attempts there youthful beauty became disfigured and ugly.  Fast forward to the end, they are at a church attending the funeral of their ex-husband who went on to have a beautiful family and children that loved him.  The eulogy was great.  The story line closes with both of them recognizing that what they tried to achieve, Bruce had accomplished all of it before he died and they had the wrong meaning of great success.

I challenge you today to think about the word success and ask yourself the question, what determines great success? Is it tangible or nontangible items?  Is it monetary or just living comfortably?  What does great success means to you and how do you determine success.   Now apply this to your home business, are you where you want to be in your business or can you do more?

Strive to be Successful today!  

I hope reading about What determines great success gives you a clear understand about where you should be.  As always, I love helping individuals reach their goals both spiritually and professionally, please share with others if you found “there are five types of people” helpful.

priscillafauntleroyPriscilla Fauntleroy
Fauntleroy Marketing Strategy
Email: pfauntleroy@fauntleroymarketingstrategy.com

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