Michael Baisden Commentary: Redefining Success
We have been programmed by society to want more, to grow our profits, have the latest gadgets, drive a more expensive car and most importantly: be famous!
Some people will lie, cheat, steal, and practically sell their souls just to be somebody. And to hell with who gets hurt…it’s all chalked up to “The Game.”
There’s an old saying that goes, “We create our own demons.” In other words, you reap what you sow, or what goes around comes around. The point is when we walk over people, dismiss people, or destroy people in the name of success we are already setting ourselves up for failure and possibly our own destruction. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You can’t escape that fact of science, the universe, or spirituality.
Until we redefine or broaden the definition of success, we’ll continue to collect unnecessary things and people – while emptying ourselves simultaneously. Success should not only be a matter of how much money you have or how popular you are, but by how many lives you touch and how well you sleep at night when you look at the man in the mirror. So, how well do you sleep?