Making it Your way
April 15, 2008 8:58pm CST
Have you found the outcome to your success? Describe how you became a success. What advise would you give others? Did it take education? Or just energy and preserverance?
• United States
22 Apr 08
Work takes on several things you alrady know about. Assignments, deadlines, stress and a little team work. It is important to learn how to communicate with your boss and coworkers. If you have customers, outside of the business and inside (Like another department) it is important to understand what they want from you and what you can give them. Everyone has an agenda. Usually their own. Yours should include your bosses. That means ask what is expected if you are not clear. IF you don't know what to ask, t is ok to say something like, This is a new project for me, what should I know about completeing it successfully? Also, balance your own life with work. Savethe weekends for your family, friends and fun.
• United States
16 Apr 08
We all have areas in which we think that we are a success and we all have areas in which we feel like an utter failure. It seems like often, according to the World of work, etc. we are needing to make it in the way that others, namely our bosses and our superiors want us to make it. And this trying to make it other people's way can lead to some feelings of failure and disappointment if our efforts are unappreciated or discounted. The true measure of the success of a person is not whether or not others value him or his efforts. It is whether or he or she is able to look into the mirror and see beyond what is observable by others into the heart where pure love flourishes, and whether or not he or she is able to give love to family, friends and others in a way that they and the ones they love can feel. Overcoming things in the past that caused one pain, learning new things, confronting things that are hard and surviving, getting along the best one can with difficult and unreasonable people and still making good decisions and being kind or at least appropriate is a sign that someone is successful. Some will tell you that it is monetary income that is the measure of a man or how much property one has or how much respect others afford him... but this in the end is not lasting as income, property and respect all can fade... The things that make you a success, the love that you have given and received, the learnings that you have had and the compassionate wisdom, endurance and other character traits that become a part of you sometimes from suffering are the things that will last. In this view of success, which I think is the correct one, outcomes are not as important as just the simple actions and thoughts and feelings of living. My advice or recommendation is to be happy... love much... trust a lot in the process of your own growth and evolution and know that you are loved by God and by all who know you. Trust that you are already a success because in actuality you are one.