Success

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DSCN0110Growing up, I thought my aim

Was to acquire “success”

Measured by money, power and fame-

It was the key to happiness

I thought it was a milestone

That at a finite distance I’d reach

I’d gladly face hardships alone

Made a promise to myself I could not breach.

As I labored along the pathway

Success acquired a quality elusive

The path seemed infinite, day after day

Success seemed something that was exclusive.

For as I achieved, so grew my desire

I longed for more- fame, power, money

To achieve more success I did aspire

Thus success grew more distant progressively.

Until I realized that I was mislead

Being successful came from within

I needed to satisfy my soul instead

Rest everything would in place fall in.

Success was not the key to happiness

Rather it was the other way around

Happiness in my work gave rise to success

The essence of being successful I had found!

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