By Paul Chong A Chinese by Descent . . . An Australian by Consent
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
To me, success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal & not necessary in monetary sense. The want of money is never ending & often leads on to greed & all kinds of devious means of enrichment. Najib, the recently dethroned prime minister of Malaysia, has been making headlines all for the wrong reasons.For him the vocabulary “kleptocracy” has become to be popularly used. It’s working hard & smart to climb the elevator of success that matters.
DEAR FRIENDS & GENTLE PEOPLE. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The harder you work, the luckier you get . . . and the smarter you work the quicker is your success.The elevator to success is out of order, there will not be a short cut. You will have to use the stairs – one step at a time. The higher you want to climb the more intelligent effort you must willingly apply.
The key to your success is working hard & smart.
Make sure your goal is your worthy ideal.
Making money is not the be all & end all of your existence.
You may want to excel in music like the famous pianist Lang Lang of China. Then read about how he made it. By no means an easy road to where he is today.
Your ideal may be different & so you tread a different path. The crux of the matter is you will & must persistently apply ever lasting effort.
The road to success may be just around the corner, but you can’t see it till you are there. Should you relinquish before the end, you will fail.
Realise too that there is only a thin line that separates success from failure – that line is the lack of ever lasting effort.
Those who attained success through foul means never last & ultimately will meet with a great fall. Do you remember the famous “Flo-Jo” the American track queen from the 1980 Soeul Olympics? She died early of an unexplained mysterious death. It’s believed that her success was due to drugs.
All’s Well, Ends Well.
Do the right things & live by it.
“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Nothing is ever achieved without hard & SMART work . . . a verified truism that cannot be gainsaid.