Sunday, January 16, 2011

What Is Success?

By Hannah du Plessis

When you look at a person who owns his own business, or businesses, you get the feeling of power. You see the person as a powerful person who makes important decisions that affect many people. An example of power is the TV reality program “The Apprentice.” We see Donald Trump in such a position and making such decisions.

So we learn that “power” is a virtue; something that someone who has worked hard to be in a position of leadership or authority has. We see that person as “successful” in his career or occupation. Many people strive for positions of power which make them feel successful. Many a crime has been committed for this feeling of power. 

But is this view of power real power? What is power really? What is success?

Henry Ford’s definition:

"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success."

Indeed “power” is the counterfeit of “success.” Many people think that when they feel powerful, they are successful. However, those who have true power build something bigger than themselves; something that benefits mankind, something that gives back to the world. They use their power to create. 

What can you create today that is bigger than you? What do you have in you that you can give back to the world?

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