How do people measure success?
I observed we measure success with a wrong and biased measuring scale.
We measure what we have achieved based on what another person who most probably have the same skill have achieved.
A man measures his strength based on the weight he can lift compared to the weight another man can lift.
A writer measures his success comparing the number of books another writer has published, or even the number of likes he gets on Social networks as compared to another writer.
No. No. No.
You need only you to successful.
Success is measured by what you can do or could do compared to what you have done.
You know if you want to sit down 8hours and study without standing up, you can; but you only sit for 2hours and unfortunately get a poor grade.
Your success is not to be measured based on how good grades another person has made, because we have different capabilities.
The number of likes a writer gains for a post doesn't matter as much as the effort he has put in, and the lives it has really touched.
If the one knows he can write better than he or she does, but out of laziness to put the fingers and brain to work, does the much that is seen, the one isn't successful yet, or rather his or her success cannot be measured on the basis of what another person has done better.
Most times, out of laziness and other circumstances, we tend to pocket our capabilities, and therefore come below what we can and should actually be.
This happens in every aspect of our lives.
You and God are the two who truly know when you have become successful, because they are the two who knows what your strength can have you do, compared to what you have really done.
I honestly do feel unsuccessful sometimes, just when I have measured my strength, and truly discover that hey; I could have done much more.
What I'm driving at is; don't be envious of other people's success, neither look down on anyone. Be honest at doing your best, and you shall be the best; with a car or with a jet.
Again, we must be ready to bear the consequences of deliberately refusing to put our strength to work!