Everyone wants success, and yet they often don’t know when they have it.
For most, it is the maddening chase toward a better way of life.
An aim to achieve more of something.
More fame, power, recognition, money or material things.
For some, it is the understanding of a loving family member, the compassion of a friend
or people that they can count on when life throws them a curve.
I've come to believe that success is not more material wealth,
But peace, happiness, contentment, and love.
Real success is not to be sought after in the outer world,
But discovered in your inner world.
We all want the things that life offers.
But we don’t need as much as we think we do.
Sooner or later you will discover that real success is friends,
strangers, and anyone who crosses our path and makes a difference in it.
It is kindness shared, support given and received, it's listening, giving and caring.
These will endure while you change jobs, swop cities, trade-in cars, when fashions fade,
and you tire of the temporary gratifications that bring you what you think is real.
What matters is people.
What lasts is love.
What counts are true friends,
And if you treasure these you can count yourself a success.
Quote by Tim Conner, adapted by me.