Thursday, October 6, 2011

Guest Post - What Is Success?

 by nechama ralsk.
I'm sure you have seen them too.
those flashy ads that surround us,
promising us money,
happiness and instant success.
I'm sick of them all,
those that promise,
they will make you a millionaire,
and those that promise they hold the key,
they know the secret to life.
Each one fades with the next,
and it makes me wonder,
what really is success?
It's not money,
It's not those cures,
that take 15 minutes,
or even a year,
It's not some hidden key,
so what can it possibly be?

Success Is waking up each day,
knowing your not in charge,
knowing everything will be okay.

Success is knowing that you will fall,
a thousand times,
that you will fail once more,
but will go on,
with a smile on your face.

Success is being able to enjoy life's every moment,
knowing each one is precious.

Success is knowing you're not perfect,
and knowing that you don't ever want to be.

Success is being proud of who you are,
realizing you've made it this far,
It's in realizing that you are the only you.

Success is never being satisfied,
at where you're at,
always seeking to grow,
to be the best you,
you can possibly be.

Success is in charting your own course,
braving both the beaten path,
and making your own.
Success in in being who you want to be,
saying what you want to say,
crying and laughing when you need to,
It's in being you.
Success is in laughter,
Success is in tears,
Success is in smiles,

Success is something,
you have always had,
just waiting to be seen.
Success is something,
so far,
yet so near,

Success is something,
you should always reach for.

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  1. Like. (Unlike facebook there is no like button to click, so i am verbalizing it instead...)

  2. Despite this whole 'empowering poem', which states very obvious things, btw, the advertisements usually win out. That is how the world works. They tell you that you are missing something and that you need it- and then you want it.

    People buy self help books to try to counteract the way these advertisements and perfect models make them feel. But self help books don't work.

    So they write poems that say the obvious things that everyone thinks but very few actually do anything about.

    Success is all well and good. This poem is all well and good. But how much of it is actually true and practical, and how much is just a way to try to convince ourselves?

  3. I dont know if you have ever read any of his things, but a great read on the psychological "warfare" played by advertisers are the various books by Vance Packard.

  4. Duly noted. Does he teach you how to beat them at their own games?

  5. just thought you might want to know..i answered your question...