15 June 2014

Success

I have been, excessively, watching de Botton's video in the past few days.
Particularly this one on status anxiety, got me thinking about what is it that really matters and not in the perception of one's status. Sadly speaking it might be true what de Botton explained, that success is relative. It is how we compare ourselves to others. But keep in mind that giving yourself too much to other people's perception means you're paying them too much tribute.

Success never stands alone, rather it has been a aspect that correlates to expectation. So what would you rather choose? Boost your performance up or to lower your expectation?

Lately I've been seeing so many promises on acquiring money quickly, on getting on the top as fast, on working the least to get the most. Friends were sharing how they achieved their goals in one night and not having to work anymore ever again.

I think we were flustered by what we really want and what we perceived of what we want. 

Sometimes we just jumped into conclusion without spent enough effort to enjoy the process. Has not working become our goal? If that's so, I wouldn't want to achieve it so soon then. Perhaps it's not that those guys were not enjoying what they were doing too, it was just the notion of instantaneousness that made them felt that they're doing better then their fellows, while in reality, it was none about the things above. Being successful has to be defined by each individuals to suit their aspiration.
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