What is success? Essay

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What is success?
What is success? How to be successful God’s Way, by Speech (2011). What is success from a spiritual perspective and from Gods point of view? How to effectively deny yourself for God, yet follow the desires of your heart and strive for success. What to do with urges that are common to all mankind to be praised yet give all the glory to God. How to find the balance between goings after your dreams yet fulfilling the dreams of your creator. This book redefine and recapture our drive for success. The author Speech is a man who made his first million at age 23, his Grammy award winning group Arrested Development is one of VH-1’s Greatest Hip Hop artists of all time. And how over 13 years has allowed God to turn Worldly success into spiritual Success helping to lead various thriving ministries, raising a family while maintaining a thriving career.
Being successful to me means having the time freedom to do what I love and spend my days with the people I love. This goes against the myth that being successful equals having lots of money and being wealthy. Sure, being wealthy is one sign of success. In fact, to have true time freedom, a person would need a certain level of wealth to sustain their lifestyle. Sadly, I know too many people who focus on wealth alone as being the only sign of success, and forget about everything else. Money makes your life easier up to a certain point. But after that, more money wouldn’t necessarily make you feel happier or more successful. In fact, endlessly going after more money will make a person miserable since there will never be enough. To have true contentment (which in itself is another form of success), we all need to have meaning in our lives beyond money. For example in this book, speech address a similar issue of “A popular story recounts a meeting that took place at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago in 1923. Attending this meeting were nine of the richest men in the world at that time: (1) Charles Schwab, President of the world’s largest independent steel company; (2) Samuel Insull, President of the world’s largest utility company; (3) Howard Hopson, President of the largest gas firm; (4) Arthur Cutten, the greatest wheat speculator; (5) Richard Whitney, President of the New York Stock Exchange; (6) Albert Fall, member of the president’s Cabinet; (7) Leon Frazier, President of the Bank of International Settlements; (8) Jessie Livermore, the greatest speculator in the Stock Market; and (9) Ivar Kreuger, head of the company with the most widely distributed securities in the world. Twenty-five years later, (1) Charles Schwab had died in bankruptcy, having lived on borrowed money for the five years before his death. (2) Samuel Insull had died virtually after spending some time as a fugitive from justice. (3) Howard Hopson was insane. (4) Arthur Cutten died overseas, broke. (5) Richard Whitney had spent time in sing-sing (Prison). (6) Albert…