Defining Success correctly Keeping your identity….. Breaking your barriers……. Remaining Godly…….. Discipleship……. THIS YEAR’S THEME”………. “SUCCESS”
What is success according to you? Do you consider yourself successful or not? PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING ON A PIECE OF PAPER
One respondent said….. Success is right standing with God who is the giver of the peace sought by humanity. Success is prosperity in all things and be in good health. (John 3:2) Success is having your life under control. Success mapping out a plan for your life and achieving it WHAT INTERVIEWED RESPONDENTS SAID SUCCESS IS
To many success is monetary wealth but I feel that success should encompass the following areas; *Happiness in family life and in marriage *Having a healthy relationship with God almighty *Happiness or satisfaction in one’s occupation or vocation *being rich in the eyes of one's friends and other relationships. ANOTHER RESPONDENT…..
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” WINSTON CHURCHILL:
“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.” DEEPAK CHOPRA:
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”….. discus ZIG ZIGLAR:
Quality of the family your raise…. story SUCCESS AS DEFINED BY OTHERS…..
How Would one rate the following… successful or not Job Father Abraham King Solomon Samson King Saul King Hezekiah Apostle Paul BIBLE PERSONALITIES…..
Emptiness is the same if God is excluded Family seems key to most when speaking one on one More money seems not to create a point of settlement High education achievement seems only to fill the void for a shot while KEY BUSINESS PERSONALITIES….. From personal interaction with key personalities, it comes out clearly that….
Is not about one parameter Is calling for deeper thinking about life Is more personal than universal Requires each of us to take stock of what it will mean to us when this life comes to a close What others will see when we can/cant speak for ourselves What legacy will be clearly seen Which gate will open for me in eternity What confusion/ celebration would come if we cant speak DEFINING SUCCESS CORRECTLY
What will be your trademark identity Breaking your barriers……. Will you achieve your max potential the land cruiser story.. Remaining Godly…….. Will you be Godly when you achieve great things Discipleship…….will you have someone to carry your dream forward? ON REFLECTION OF SELF…
Success = f ( w, s, G, R, C, h, l, + e ) w=Accumulation of material wealth S= Social success including spiritual ministry impact, quality of family life and children raised, helping others etc G=Relationship with God C=Contribution to future generations of humanity H=Self fulfillment thereby creating self satisfaction L=Longevity of life in good health E= other factors i.e Good Success=a balanced life all areas CONCLUSION
Learn the balancing act…. Move forward like an octopus TO BE TRULY SUCCESSFUL