Genuine Success

by Patrick Liew on August 20, 2019

Genuine Success

Success is not prestige and position,
Neither power nor possessions,
Though many people think it is.

As much as individuals are unique,
So, too, must achievement be.
Such is success, for each his own.
When passion and ability collide;
When advantage and effort converge;
When aspiration meets reality;
Such is success, to each his own.

When a man is made productive;
When a wrong is put to right;
When one benefits the many;
When the world is changed for the good;
Such is success, from each his own.

There are right and wrong ways
To recognize achievement:
Getting ahead is not getting ahead
When others are left behind,
Even trampled down in the effort.
The only real competition
Is the competition with oneself:
To be better today than yesterday,
Better even tomorrow than today – That is the worthy quest.

To lead is to make progress
Bringing others along.
The success of one with others
Is the true achievement.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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