Because I can't seem to find a channel for career related things... I actually wrote this several months ago.
What makes people successful, not-so-successful, and supersuccessful? What are the things you think we can do to be succesful? What I'm hoping is that we can generate worthwhile discussion that may motivate you or make you reconsider your goals.
Now, let me tell you now, I think that "success" is being satisfied with your life, your surroundings, ect. When I speak of "supersuccess", I'm thinking that ideal life, that life where everything is as you beleive the pure life should be, something that transcends mere satisfaction. To not be successful is to be unhappy with what you have done with your life.
I think one thing that may make the difference between success and great success is risk taking. I think people who are willing to take risk and have the confidence to make these risk benficial are more successful than those who would simply take an easy route that almost garuntees a nice, stable job (lawyer, teacher, whatever, you get the point). If you want to win big at the stock market, you must be willing to lose, right? These people have the confidence to make their dreams happen, they master their reality, no matter how risky.
I think another thing that can make people more successful is how they handle their goals. I think its best to be process oriented, to enjoy and appreciate what you are doing rather than always looking ahead to a single future destination. Any goals are seperated into smaller goals that flow with the overall process and allow for future growth. This is a pure motivation that exist in the present and the future; enjoying it as it happens and wanting to continue it in the future. It seems inefficient to me to have a single end goal, because that places no emphasis on the current, and in the event that goal is fulfilled, there won't be the same kind of thing to go to. If there is continuation, the motivation is in the present and future and there is almost no way the motivation will cease unless you are no longer physically or mentally able to do that work, or that work become sobsolete, making it more difficult to find the resources.
A lack of success could be caused by many things, such as a lack of resources, education, motivation/confidence. I don't think this needs much explanation...
What is the better way to live, to get an education and live a stable life with a good income, or to chase your dreams? Should, say, an aspiring painter stick to his intuition and paint, or should they follow the path suggested by others and go to business or law school or whatever?
Does success lie in social status and money, or in the fulfilment of your dreams, the reality of your ideal life? Is it a life like Donald Trump (rich, high social status, phony diejob) or the life of Jack Kerouac (poor, low social status (although he was famous for the book "On The Road"), but incredible life experiences) that you think is ideal?