Society has defined success as the attainment of wealth, status and fame. Do you agree with this definition? Using this definition, persons like a CEO of a company, a multi-millionaire, a head of state and a popular actor are all considered successful. But how about a housewife? A skilled carpenter? A public school teacher? Do you still consider these people successful? How about yourself? How do you see yourself? Do you qualify under society’s definition of a “successful” person?
Numbers are everywhere. You can see them in your cellphone, identification cards, money, plate numbers, reading materials, receipts and even in your clock. Numbers are part of our daily lives. However, have you noticed that there is a number sequence that you keep on seeing lately?
It is human nature to be jealous of others. However, before you even begin comparing yourself with others, think again. We all have different talents and gifts. Each of us is destined to be great. You may not be good in math but you can be an excellent artist. You may be poor in communication skills but you may be a good athlete. Just because you got bad grades in school, it does not mean that you will fail in life. You are more than your report card. You are talented. All you need to do is to find the genius within you.
Feeling lost in life? I recommend reading one of the best-selling books of all time – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The book is about the story of a young shepherd boy, Santiago and his quest to find treasures in the pyramids.
The story is more than just your typical fiction stories. It is a philosophical book that will give you a better understanding of what life truly is all about. It is about listening to your heart, chasing your dreams and pursuing your destiny.