What is success? The answer appears to vary from person to person, country to country, and age to age. Some see success as having lots of money or possessions (he who dies with the most toys wins). Others see success as having fame and recognition. Perhaps being successful is being happy with what you have, no matter the situation. Thousands of books have been written about what success is and how to get it. Again… it’s all a matter of perspective as the joke below
This is the bell curve of life:
At age 4 success is… not peeing in your pants
At age 12 success is…. having friends
At age 16 success is…. having a driver’s license
At age 20 success is…. having sex
At age 30 success is…. having money
At age 50 success is…. having money
At age 60 success is…. having sex
At age 70 success is…. having a driver’s license
At age 75 success is…. having friends
At age 80 success is…. not peeing in your pants!
Stress Tip for The Day:
What does success mean for you? Is a goal to achieve, as state of mind to behold? Or is it merely a state of mind, a feeling of contentment. Today the stress tip is to honor your successes in life. Rather than worrying about what may be, take a deep breath and enjoy what you have, the things you take for granted. Being successful means recognizing that you are a beautiful soul regardless of what anyone else thinks.
Links/Books/Movies Worth Noting:
Bookstores are filled with self-help sections on everything from codependency to the art of success. Here is one link that we can add to the mix…
Quote for the Day:
“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Photo of the Day:
Sometimes success is simply enjoying vacation time, in this case, a secluded beach in the Virgin Islands… Enjoy!
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart, Managing Stress (7E) and his forthcoming book, A Beautiful World; The Earth Songs Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net
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