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!