Friday, July 19, 2013
SUCCESS MAY BE SWEET BUT ACHIEVEMENT SWEETER
"My mother knew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that --- "achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." -- Helen Hayes
She is right, isn't she? Because success sometimes can be quite empty but achievement on the other hand always fulfills. In some instances success isn't about you but on having the right situation, the right circumstance, the right breaks, the right people. You didn't even have to be so smart. It's still success tho for what it's positive worth.
Achievement is a different game. A battle in which you put yourself into a hundred percent. You dig your brains out and splatter it all over the place while your heart goes thumping hard through its highs and lows. You lose sleep over it assailed by doubts and regrets. You wonder if it's worth doing at all? But you persevere because something there inside of you is a spark that won't allow itself to be diminished however whatever nor by whoever. It's your sweat blood and tears, your wounds bruises and hurts, your cliff-hanging moments, your crashing head-on through obstacles, your falling down and standing up again. It may take a longer time but you don't care! This is you and this is what truly matters. And then one day you're there!!
The sweet sweetest smell of achievement. You did it! Plus a bonus as success comes trailing you close behind.
To my young friends out there in the world, success may be sweet but achievement is sweeter. Aim for achievement. It's worth all the trouble.
To God be the glory.
Have a blessed day, good people!