Success or Service
I think all of us want to certain degree be successful in our lives.
This drive, this ambition is making us work hard
Most of us want to serve humanity as well.
But if we think about the time and efforts we spend to serve people
and compare it to the time we spend to advance our own success,
the balance may tip over to one side very much.
Actually the truth, as I see it, is that there is no question about service or success.
The wrong part of the equation is the word "or"
It should be AND
Success and service
The two are quite inseparable.
Of course we all know greedy people who are successful
We all know big cheats who are successful
But are they really successful?
Does their success come with peace of mind, with satisfaction with happiness?
Or is their success only a source of more and more greed and new and new desires?
Our definition of success should include peace of mind.
Only through true service, we will will obtain peace of mind and along the way success will come and visit us. Think about how you feel if one says: 'How can I help you?'
Let us serve and be truly successful. Greed and desire can lead to gains in money and position but mostly it will make people miss out on the true success that includes true peace of mind.
Throw away the OR and replace it by AND