Is It Really Success?
Having traveled for many years to various parts of the world I have gained a much broader perspective as to what success, in life, really is. I am blessed with a number of extremely poor friends and partners, however, many of them have relationships to be envied because of the obvious value and depth of love and kindness contained therein. I am also blessed with extremely wealthy and famous friends who have no relationships of value per se. I have even had friends who have reached the pinnacle of their given fields, only to be removed from this life prematurely because of poor health conditions.
I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT TRUE SUCCESS IS MORE HOLISTIC THAN FAME OR MATERIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT!
- SPIRITUAL SUCCESS
Where there is a design, there is always a designer. It is clear that the Creator designed each one of us differently, and on purpose. I believe that our differences are what give us the capacity to fulfill distinctive design. When our lives are spent accomplishing the intent of our designer, I would call that a success.
- RELATIONAL SUCCESS
To gain the world, then to have no one to share it with is futile. True success is not to be gained despite family and friends. In fact, I believe that it is family and friends that help us to maintain personal balance and keep us grounded as we rise.
- PHYSICAL SUCCESS
What good is money, if one is too sick or feeble to enjoy it. Solid healthy choices should accompany any ambition to accomplish good or gain in life.
- MATERIAL SUCCESS
It is impossible to help the poor, if you are one of them. While I do believe in material success, the greatest joy in life comes from giving to others, knowing that they can do nothing for us in return.
IN ALL OF YOUR SEEKING – PURSUE HOLISTIC SUCCESS
Dr. Mark T. Jones Sr.