Each one defines the nature and measure of what success is in their life. But in all cases, it is the product of an inductive process, one that starts from the small until reaching.
Success is not a «great phenomenon» that appears suddenly in life. It is not a fact that responds to chance, and it is seldom the result of chance.
Success is the product of effort and sacrifice.
Countless decisions, losses, and concessions, «sweat and tears.»
Nothing costs a person more than to achieve it. Because it summarizes his logos, victories, the meaning, and the purpose of his life.
No one can claim that they do not pursue success; it does not agree with human nature. There may be no homogeneous criterion to determine what success is or represents for everyone, but this it’s sought. From the conscious dimension or from the energy that emerges from the subconscious.
The search for success is a cry of the human Spirit. His short life on the planet is a record of efforts to achieve it. Man is born destined for this task. He lives trying to fulfill it and dies committed to the labor.
Now, classifying success beyond its essential sense of victory or purpose fulfilled involves something else.
It is difficult for anyone to understand it outside of intimate personal boundaries.
Sadly, today it has become a «socially acceptable» premise to link success to certain achievements or statuses. There is a kind of «social court» provides models and examples of what success is. And he dares to establish concrete associations between himself and people or things.
This exercise can be called anything, but it is not an explanation of success. This cannot be judged by third parties. The criterion that defines it is intimate, totally personal.
The yardstick that measures a person’s success is his exclusive property. And so it is also the shortest rod that exists, the least pious.
No one escapes to his measure, but neither has the right to pass judgment on others.
How many people who have been «socially» recognized for their success have ended their days feeling completely miserable? And on the other hand, how many people inscribed in the deepest anonymity rest in the stillness and in the heat of victory?
And is that Success is written with a lowercase «e»; If there is a great victory, the final triumph, or the grandiose achieving. This is nothing more than a delicate sum of successes with a small “e”; Small achievements, concrete victories.
Now, why is the measure of success on a small scale? Here is a simple but transcendental answer: victory or the achievement that qualifies success is the product of man’s triumph over himself.
There is no more difficult battle than that which man fights with himself. There is no more important undertaking or effort that pays better.
When man overcomes his limitations, fears, impediments, frustrations, he meets exactly the most demanding success parameter. But given the magnitude of these adversaries, victories are not summarized in big headlines; they are measured in small achievements.
The man who accumulates smalltriumphs over himself, protects and consolidates them, is firmly heading for victory.
This fight lasts a lifetime. For those who seek success, the pause does not exist, because it is, in reality, a fuel for failure.
For some reason, failure takes root man within himself. Notfound on external factors.
Nor is it, of course, the product of chance, fate, or fate. Well, be it so! Because human beings have shown an admirable ability to overcome the elements, overcome catastrophes and shape their destiny on earth.
However, it is a defenseless creature when it must face itself, vulnerable and incapable.
In large part, this is because people put themselves at a disadvantage by observing and measuring challenges in their full magnitude.
Man makes a mistake when comparing the measure of his success with the size of the adversity he faces that way because it seems distant and unattainable.
The university student who fails to perform in his subjects rarelythinks that
success is probably found in the ability to get up an hour earlier each day.
The office worker who does not receive a job promotion, little does he think that success awaits him after a different disposition to go to work every day.
Without regret, wanting to do it one more time.
The success of those who no longer want to smoke begins by quitting for half a day.
Then a full day and then two. At a certain point, that success with a small “e” has become a great success (because that is how the winner must consider it).
The success that the father wants is probably in the need to beat time and have the necessary to pick up the child from school.
In the turbulence that qualifies life, there will be few who say that little remedies do not heal great ills. But here lies a fundamental error.
Because as long as success is not understandable as «a small and transcendental detail» it will be outside the ability of man to achieve it.
Success is actually a small detail. But do not forget
that important things are made of details! How the universe is made of atoms.
Once a little success has been achieved, it is necessary to hold fast to victory. And then continue the march in pursuit of a new one. When this process does not stop, a man reaches greater heights.
There is no more energy for the soul than the feeling of triumph and the taste of victory. Nothing is more stimulating. When a man knows victory, he does not stop in his eagerness to replicate it.
In the same way, when victory is elusive because the struggle toachieve it is enormous, the burden is hard on the soul.
It takes a lot to think and understand the profound logic of the following: is there a goal, no matter how ambitious, that is not made up of many elements? Working on these elements is not also reached the whole? The larger the hole, isn’t it more convenient to attack the components?
Well, why then deny yourselfthe possibility of attackingproblems in their small but vital components?
One by one, firmly. Consolidating one success after another. And if there are many problems, then also attack them ONE by ONE, overcoming them consecutively. In doing so, at some point, the core structure of the issue gives way.
Never has the great oriental patience been so well exposed as in the adage that «every journey of a thousand leagues begins with the first step.» How can this logic be denied? How to ignore it? That first step is the first victory; it is the first success. One that should be written with a lowercase «e»; But one without which nothing else exists.
Human nature has shown the grandeur of the wood with which it is made. Man does not feel like a weak creature in the face of the immensity of the universe that houses him. There are a few times that he has challenged him and has bent his arm. He is weak when faced with himself. He underestimates the destructive power that he has within him. He proudly behaves when he does not know that the problem is in him. That is why success eludes him.
It is vital to do something different. Start that little march after the hits with a small “e”.
On the other hand, what can be lost? Well, if you don’t dosomething different, you will only get more of the same as always.
(Subject taken from the book: «Entrepreneurship is a way of life. Development of Entrepreneurial Awareness«)