SUCCESSION VS. SUCCESS
In many Hollywood films, we see a never-ending depiction of a young prince who is somehow given the misfortune of inheriting his father’s kingdom; and in most cases… doesn’t even want the responsibility.
Today, we are going to talk about the ripple effect of succession vs. success. When I say succession; I don’t mean in the king or queen sense, but in a sense that whatever role you play in life has been solidified for you leading you to live a comfortable and question-less life. There is something about succession that we need to dissect… When we as humans are not forced to work hard in pursuit of our dreams, there is a lack of ambition that develops within us. Our comfort feeds our complacency.
Think about it, have you ever made such a comfortable amount of money… so much so that it made you slow down until it ran out? Yeah… me neither, but I hear a lot of people go through that sort of thing.
If we take money out of the equation, we all still yearn for a life of financial comfort and there is nothing wrong with that, but to be the person we all want to be at the finish line… we have to put our blood, sweat, and tears into our appetite for success. Otherwise, if we succeeded by effortless means; when we did finally make it to that distant goal, it could never mean as much as the fruits produced from hard labor.
Success isn’t how much money you have when you retire, the size of your mansion, or how well your name is known amongst society. True success is the person you become whilst being shaped and molded by perseverance, diligence, and a hunger for continuous personal growth.
– Rachel Sisson (Digital Marketing Specialist)