My understanding of the word success was formed by my teacher in high school who once told us that it is an acronym and that it will be good to have it incorporated into our daily lives .Over the years,i have pondered so much over it and tried in every single way to personify every one of the eight words in the acronym and now i have come to believe i have incorporated it into my life as much as possible.I write this piece of knol to share my small life experience in the context of the acronym for success with the whole world.
S- Sense of direction.
Every one who knows how to drive always has a direction before climbing behind the steering wheel.If something as simple as driving requires us to have a direction before we can use that very skill of driving, then how come most people go through life without any direction in their lives?Until you have a detailed direction in your life as to how to achieve success, then you will keep on going in circles throughout your life.
Most people assume they have understanding when in actual fact they don’t. Understanding in this context means having a deep insight into life and its ways of dealing with people.Life most of the time deals randomly with people how it wants and it is up to us to understand in proper perspective the how and why of what life hands to us.
Courage here does not mean the ability to see danger and jump into it but rather how to be able to withstand and pass the toughest of life’s lessons and tests.Courage means the strength to obey laws, the ability to forgive the gravest of wrongs done against us and the strength to face tomorrow despite our disappointments today.
The strength and ability to always have and make room for others in our lives.To genuinely share in the pain of others and rejoice in their happiness.The heart to know how to forgive even when we know we have our rights trampled upon.The ability to have a heart full of real love for those around us .
The ability to respect ourselves and not demand it from others.
S- Self Confidence
The knowledge to know who we really are and why we must be proud of ourselves.The ability to love ourselves even when others choose to hate us.
S- Self Acceptance
This is the ability to accept ourselves as who we are and not live our lives as who someone or the society wants us to be.In short,the ability to live our lives by our own blueprint instead of that of others.
This is my small understanding of what success is and how a successful person really looks like.
Please let me know what you think of my understanding.Thank you for reading.