at 61 3/4
My Most Recent Book
& The Origins of Writing
is a print
which shows that
modern alphabets are products of ancient alphabets
that themselves are derived
from even more ancient
as found in
Sumer, Egypt, Persia (Elam), Anatolia, Crete, and Cyprus.
of the Megaliths
|What is Success?
|What makes one
A Matter of Judgment
Mentors make Success
Others: Popular Success
What we call success is generally a judgment by others. Whether we are
successful or not depends on how others see us. To be a successful
movie star or pop singer, for example, other people have to like our
acting or our singing. Similarly, it is not sufficient for a painter to
think that he is a great painter. His fellows have to view the art as
great. Logically, no one becomes the head of a large corporation
without strong support from within the organization. Lastly, heads of
countries are chosen for office or enabled to power by the people.
Your own Judgment: Personal Success
Many kinds of success in life are not a matter of popularity. Rather,
they are self-determined. These personal successes are often the most
gratifying types of success, because we ourselves set our goals and we
ourselves determine how and if we fulfill them. If we choose to get a
university education and graduate as planned, we have achieved personal
success. If we decide to save money to buy a particular product we
desire, we are happy when we achieve our personal objective. If we
decide to settle down and raise a family, we are our own best judges of
how well we are doing as parents - that can be success! Of course, we
may also get applause from others along the way, but the main
motivation is our own judgment of our own personal well-being and
happiness. In other words, "success" is by no means limited to money,
power or fame; it also includes achieving the goals we set for
Most people want to have a better job, have more
money and be more respected in their comumunity. Is the answer brains?
or hard work? In part, both, for sure. But studies show that the best
way to move forward in the world of success is to find the people who
can enable you to get there. Studies show that nearly 50 percent of all
Nobel-Prize winners studied under previous Nobel Prize winners. As
studies of successful people indicate, the best way to become
successful is to have an already successful mentor. One has to "learn
the ropes" from a master to get the necessary experience, skills and
personal connections one needs for success. Talent alone is not
sufficient. For success in society, you have to be integrated into the
world of other people. Mentors are therefore critical. Even world-class
professional athletes retain personal coaches or trainers to keep them
on top of their fields. Who is your personal coach?
The Reclusive Genius
It is also possible to be successful by being a reclusive genius far
from the madding crowd, doing his or her own thing in the certainty
that what is being done will lead to success. However, as Robert Frost
wrote, this is the much harder road and should and can only be traveled
by the best of the best of us. Ordinary humans should stick to society
and its rules, or one will otherwise be ground under by the world. We
all know the story of the starving artist. Make sure you know you are
in fact a Picasso - or get a good job - and a good mentor.
|What is Success
|Give Thanks for
Success also brings
No one makes it
alone without family & friends
What is success and
what does it really mean? Success grants many privileges to its
attainer. But there is no such thing as success without responsibility.
Someone who thinks that fame, power or money, once attained, mean a
life of ease and relaxation, is mistaken. Fame requires that you give
honor to that public which has made and makes you famous. Power
requires that you serve those who put you into office and those who
maintain you in your position of power. Money requires that you not
only save, secure and manage your wealth but also make it grow -- and
spread the wealth to those who help you get it.
Our path to success
is marked by many people. Give thanks to those who help you on your way
and do not forget them once you reach your goal. If you do not do so,
you will not have developed the personal character necessary to truly
be successful, and you will very likely lose what you have worked so
hard to obtain.
People can excuse
almost every kind of behavior - but thanklessness and ingratitude are
seldom forgiven. These are not words you want to attach to your person.
Give thanks for what you have and give thanks to those who enabled your
success along the way.
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