The ones who achieve it (according to its public concept), have the uncanny feeling that they have not yet achieved it. Huh?
They even need to be convinced, they lack conviction as to whether they indeed are successful. Oh yes, true, they have entered into the realm of those who seem to be in that group considered “the successful”, but, in order to feel it, they tend to have to do those extra re-affirmations.
Read about themselves, in pieces writ about them. Re-watch, or listen to interviews. Public affirmation, needed when they venture out (they grow to dread this if they rise, and rise, and….).
The activities of those who have arrived, succeeded are a big part of the ritual. Party hardy. Why yes, including self destruct. And of course mingle with other stars. Some might not be so embracing of the newbies.
But all the above is not the point of this post, no.
It is drilled into us to achieve success. We even make up excuses as to why we want success, yes, excuses, but not the truth. We don’t wish to know the real reason why we want to be successful.
Money. Money is just one of the excuses. We want lots of money.
How many little people have I heard of who strove harder than the average height person to persevere in the eyes of the world. Before you foolishly stop at the thought of “political correctness” here, like a nice little twerp (oh this remark is not politically correct, geez louise, sorry), instead hear me out…..
I give you a word: Contrast
Yes, I give you the thoughtful word, “contrast”.
Think in dualities, think in counterparts. Contrast.
Napoleon was a little guy. Contrast. He conquered a great part of the known world. The need to succeed lies within us and some are more motivated than others due to Contrast.
Here’s the thing: The hunger, the need to succeed is stronger in those who have been convinced through adverse circumstances that they are “nothing”, insignificant. But I speak of the circumstances which surround us, I don’t speak of someone breaking your face as a child and telling you that you will never amount to much. Because often those circumstances, events, due to role play will restrict you, leave you pining with the need to repeat that role play out of a perverted sense of identifying with what is defined as love by you (and all due to role play).
End of part one. Good news part two is already posted.
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