One of the blogs I like to read is Lyman Reed's Creating a Better Life. Today he had a link to an article by Zig Ziglar, one of the icons of material success, called Success - What it is and isn't. Go ahead and go read it now. I'll wait...............
Okay, I'm glad you're back. The Free Dictionary lists two primary meanings for the word success
- The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted
- The gaining of fame or prosperity
When asked what success means to them, many people will answer with something that boils down to the second meaning. Mr. Ziglar's article shows that, while fame and fortune can be part of success, by no means are they the whole story. Balance in your life is more important than purely material success. We need our daily bread and a place to lie our head, but this is the beginning of life, not the end.