Three D's and the Size of Your of Success

Found this in my email inbox this morning.. it is an insightful thought:
"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way." -Robert Kiyosaki
I like what this is saying.. breaking it down I think it communicates these three ingredients of the size of one's success:
  1. Desire: Race car driver Mario Andretti said "Desire is the key to motivation". Desire can really be a good thing yet I think that the word gets a bad rap because it is sometimes linked to its dark side.. the side that drives people with less than noble motives to act in foolish and sinful ways. Despite that I think that it s a very positive word. Many succeed in their chosen field or profession because their desire for excellence is greater than most.
  2. Dream: Author CS Lewis once opined that: "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." Engaging with the dreams of our hearts is such an important part of success in life.. and yet it can be so difficult to envision a dream coming true.. especially as we get older and many of our youthful dreams have seemed to die. Good idea to dream anyway.
  3. Disappointment: Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Edison are great examples of a people who did not let failure get in the way of pursuing their desires and dreams. Lincoln lost many elections before he was elected president of the United States and Edison once said "I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work." A great perspective to have when things do not work out the way that we expected.
Interesting note that Kiyosaki's quote speaks of the "size" of one's success.. of course one can be successful and not have great desires or dreams.. and some seem to succeed without having to face great disappointments.. after all success is not a matter of following a set of rules.. if anything it is breaking many of the rules that bind you up.. it is often about following those dreams and desires that God has put in your heart.

1 comment:

  1. i really need to learn how to sustain #1 and start #2 and hopefully not dwell on #3


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