Today does not define success. Tomorrow does 人生的成败输赢,不在当下而在未来!

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Today does not define success. Tomorrow does.

When you’ve lived about half of your life, you get some deep revelations once in a while. One of these revelations that hit me hardest is that success and failure should not be defined by a moment.

Losses and gains are part and parcel of life, and it pretty much defines all of our happiness and sorrows.

I once heard a story about two men. One was great in academics, exceedingly intelligent and even got a scholarship to study overseas. He graduated with a masters, and got a great job overseas. Most people would consider this person a “success”.

There is another man who was less financially well off. So he had to study locally, and work here as well. Many people think its a shame that intelligent people lose the opportunity to go abroad. Most believe that if you get a chance to leave this country, you should jump at it.

To some, success is just about fulfilling the world’s definition of it: going overseas, study in an ivy league school, make lots of money.

In the end, its just about fame, money and power.

But life is such a long journey, and we really shouldn’t jump to conclusions about its purpose and value.

The poor man was painfully aware of his circumstance and financial limitations, so he works hard toward his goals. It may not grant him quick success, but because he pushed on and worked hard, he became a director of a multinational company. Eventually he started his own business, and did very well.

The academician who studied in America didn’t do so well. Success came to him too quickly and too easily, he never really thought hard about what he wants. Eventually, he lost himself, and even lost his job. Does success look like this?

Can we really judge the value of someone’s life and works by how much money he makes? I would say that is a very shallow perspective.

After so many years in the business world, I have one conclusion. Success is not just about money or power. It is about perseverance, and your ability to stand firm on your principles.

To me, a successful person understands what he or she wants, and knows how to get there. They also know the law of give and takes.

Know what are valuable to you, and work hard for those things. Leave everything else behind.

Losing sometimes does not mean you are lesser than others. It might just mean you know what you want and are picking your battles. This is wisdom. Sometimes you got to give up some things to get the others.

Winning does not mean you are done. It does not look like a man standing on a mount of cash. I think it looks like a sincere heart, and a happy, fulfilling existence.

This story is a great inspiration for those in the business world. The pursuit of life is to self-actualise. Only then, will you feel genuine success. Fast tracks aren’t always the best option.
Remember that.

人生的成败输赢,不在当下而在未来!

人生走过了一半,总有些感悟,而我最大的感悟是“成功失敗不以當下定義”

人的一生,总有得到,也总有失去,这是一个不变的定律,人的喜乐悲苦都来自于“得到”与“失去”。

曾經聽過一個這樣的故事:有一位男生,特別會唸書,特別聰明,於是读书一路过关斩将,得到奖学金出国留學,甚至还攻读了硕博学位,因為高學歷,在國外也获得前景很不错的工作,按现在的说法,这位同学堪称是”人生胜利组“。

而我另外一位男生家境不富裕,所以选择在本地念书然后就业,而在当时,很多人都会觉得这些聪明的人留在本地耕耘实在可惜,有更好的天空就应把握机会跳脱。

對於一些人而言,成功只要合乎世俗的標準(留洋、高學歷、高職位)那就是圓滿了。

成功的标志,说穿了,无非是名声,地位和金钱。

但,人生那么长,没必要这么早下定论。

那位貧困的男生因为太清楚自身环境的困境,所以做任何事情总是按部就班,努力地朝着自己所立下的目标前进,或許不能快速獲得成功,但因為一份堅持與努力,他曾當上某跨国企业的高级主管,後來跳出企业自己创业,也颇有一番成就。

而當年留美的硕博男生,人生順勢走下,為成功的太早,名利來得太快,從未好好思考過自己內心真正要的東西,結果到後來,迷失了自己,連工作也不保也不见得每个后来都是平步青云,成就也未必像這些留在本地读书就业的同學。

人生的成功或失败能单纯的以金钱与名利来衡量吗?在我看来这是一个肤浅的视角。

在职场这么多年,我得到一个结论,那就是人的成败定义,除了以金钱与权力划分之外,應該是還包括你的堅持、一份堅持還有不屈不饒的精神。

对我而言,一個成功的人,特別了解自己想要的、懂得自我实现以及懂得取舍。

懂得自己珍视的东西,并努力的去得到,对于那些只会浪费力气的事情,果决的输掉(放弃)。

输,有时并不是你才能比不上他人,而是你清楚知道自己的能力极限以及想要的东西是什么,這是人生的智慧,要得到一些你夢寐以求的東西,勢必要放棄一些相對不重要的事情,想要成功就要懂得取捨。

成,不代表你最達到所謂的目的地就是一切了,不代表你擁有滿山金礦還有人人敬畏的名聲,而是一顆心、一份踏實地內在。

這個故事,特別適合創業或就業人,人生的追求就是自我價值的實現,只有實現立下的自我價值,你才能成功。欲速則不達,遲來可能會是甜美的果實,請永遠記得這句話。

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