I have said it unapologetically in virtually all my speaking engagements, that success is not money!
So many people have erroneously equated success to mean money, perhaps this explains why there is too much atrocity in the society today.
If not, how would you explain the current spade of stealing, covetousness, embezzlement, disrespect for human life, abuse, rape, child trafficking, women molestation, gross disrespect for constituted authorities, the list is endless.
You will be surprised to discover that people engage in those acts, in the name of money and success in general.
But, come to think of it, what is success?
I define success as the state of achieving one’s goals in alignment with one’s purpose.
The meaning of your existence is found in your purpose. This purpose is the reason you where created and dispatched to this earth. Save to say therefore, that your fulfillment, happiness and abundance (true success) is imbedded in your purpose.
I have seen people who have all the money in the world, yet success (fulfillment, happiness and abundance) elude them! As a matter of fact, many of them have said on their dying bed, “if given another chance, they will live a purpose driven life”
If money where success, many of the world’s richest men wouldn’t have died, because their money would have saved them.
Now consider the lives of the many famous men in the world (living and dead), how many of them is remembered for the amount of money they amassed?
Success is not money!
If you ask me, money is a by-product of living a life of purpose.
Nobody makes money by pursuing money, rather when you discover and live in purpose, money and its associates will naturally gravitate towards you.
The Bible says it all in Mat 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”
Money, houses, cars, etc. are by-products of purpose. Inside your purpose lies natural ability, talents, gifts, passion, skill, interest, etc. These are the vehicle to reaching and fulfilling your potential (fulfillment, happiness and abundance).
I hope this blog post will help you understand the concept of true success
Stephen Adetolu is a Maxwell Leadership Coach, Speaker & Trainer, he is passionate about helping people discover their purpose, maximize their potential and live a fulfilled, happy and abundant life.
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