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Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Gift of Success




We all have this dream of riding on the gravy train, getting successful, building a name for ourselves and taking all the joy and pleasure we can grab from it. You know you worked hard and it was a painful process to get you here but then something unusual occurs. You start caring less and less, you start to take that hard work turning it into superiority, a crown you chose and wear. When you see the small people that stands down there, the same place you once stood, you disregard them. You just wave as the train passes, waving in royalty.

I think there are three things to focus on when you move up whether it's a promotion at work or even just landing a new career.

Success and Caring. 
Helping and giving back. 
Supporting and feeling included. 

So you made it but what about the rest. Who do you help and who do you throw away? Or from being someone who cared about everyone at work you now only have certain favorites that meets your standards, standards you support. You once made the coffee, now it feels like someone must bring the coffee to you.
You ignore, you stare, you criticize and sometimes when you do feel like it you will give a quick hello just to make a person feel they have a little bit of happiness thinking that they might mean something to you..

I think as I mentioned above, give back, help others who are still waiting for their ticket. Care about their success and think of ways that you can help them achieve their goals, don't just wave and think they will never make it. One day without your help or your assistance they will, because someone out there will help and maybe when you need someone, and your success has faded and the train ride has ended for you, you will expect someone to do what you were not bothered with..

Success and Caring.
Helping and giving back.
Supporting and feeling included. 

Every person, even the smallest person needs encouragement, support, a smile of kindness and just someone to show a little interest. The walk to success is a long one, so do whatever you can to be there for others and forget about the crown, you still have work to do.


3 comments:

  1. Very nice post J.R! Food for thought.

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  2. VERY True J.R. Great post, I really enjoyed reading it! :)

    -Mak

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  3. Very nice. Many who reach success follow these very rules, many do not. I must pray that I never become 'superior' in any way to my fellow artists.

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