What is success?

They say, in order to be successful, you need to accept this and reject that.  They say to be successful you must attend one of these colleges.  And if you are not doing this…well, they will tell you that you have no hope for success.

Of course the underlying assumption in accepting these statements is they are correct. But have you considered they may be advising you from the standpoint of pop culture or what they have been told, rather than learned; this is not true wisdom.

I’m all in favor of the critical self-examination of our lives and striving for marvelous achievements.  But where we can go astray is examining our lives based on what they are telling us.  Let’s not forget the wisdom of the ages.  Looking at life through the lens of the moment is myopic.

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 (circa 970 B.C.)

Before we get caught up in the moment, consider a much bigger picture…and I wish you all…success.

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