The sun sets on another day…
It turned out today was not my own. I had a lot of possibilities, but instead cleaned house all day for a group of neighbors. Only one showed, so success or failure is only dependent on how you measure such.
I have been thinking a lot lately on success and failure. What defines each, and what can we strive for with each. I find that people define it in so many ways it boggles mind, heart, and soul.
Some people define success with stuff. More stuff means more success. More sales mean more success, more whatever means more success. To me, you can’t take it with you, so how can that be a factor? Perhaps it is to give our children, but maybe that too will define people in a way that is not necessarily pleasing.
Some people define success as power. More control, more abilities to say yes and no. More abilities to define others and not necessarily ourselves. there are elements here I agree with, simply because there are pieces of life that are defined by what you leave behind. Positively influencing someone can be a super successful endeavor. Negatively, not so much.
Some people define and define and define. There are so many ways, but what is important is does your definition work? Here we are at Christmas, and here is another year coming soon. Does your definition of success make your world a better place? Does it make others feel like they are special. Mostly does it require you to be a success? Tough question, does your definition of success to you require you?
Something to think about at least.
So as the sun sets on another day, I am considering success, and considering failure and deciding which is which. It is not all consuming but it is a thought that needs to be considered. My actions each day are driven by what is best for me and the people around me, how about yours? Thank about ti, or don’t, maybe we should just enjoy the Christmas lights, holiday cheer, and the spirit of Christmas, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, ho ho ho, and three more days…