Success, for me, is not measured by a person’s educational attainment. It is all about reaching one’s goals and dreams in life. For instance, what could one do with all the knowledge one knows if one will not be brave enough to take any step in order to fulfill his or her dreams? It would be useless, and life would remain stagnant.
To experience success, one must be clear with his or her goals as well as the path one would take in order to achieve them. Perseverance is important no matter how difficult it is to traverse the road to one’s dreams. Besides, bad things happen for a reason and that reason is for a person to be stronger. It helps if one has an optimistic attitude.
Meanwhile, those individuals who always think of failures and other negativity attract exactly what they are thinking about. They focus too much on their failures that they end up failing more.
What kind of attitude do you think successful people have? They are hard working. Success smiles upon hardworking people. Many businessmen who started with nothing but pure hard work and determination are now rich. Moreover, one must also have integrity. In fact, it is probably the most important train one must have. Integrity coupled with knowledge and desire brings success. Lack of integrity will bring a person down and destroy his or her chance to achieve greater things. Last, but definitely not the least, one must remember the importance of having faith in God. A person should always keep God at the center of his or her life and ask for God’s guidance and protection.
Remember, success is nothing if we do not share it with others. After all, giving is a good deed, and the more a person gives, the more he or she will feel fulfilled.
(Taken from my Reflection Paper last
March 3, 2006. HCA: IV-Responsible)
Written by: Janine Daquio
Edited by: Katrina Pulvera