Guest Post: The Truth About Success by Kambri Hatton

The Truth about Success
By: Kambri Hatton

What is success to you?

This question got me thinking ever so hard. Well in my opinion the world has warped the idea and definition of success since the very beginning. Through the perspective and expectation of the world being successful is dependent upon how much money you possess, the size of the property you own, or something as simple as how well known you are. 

Many in this day and age, in order to feel successful, feel the need to have an attractive young lady or young man on their arm or drive a nice car. To the world success is an image and a destination, but the truth is success is neither an image nor a destination but a journey. Despite the propaganda, it has always been this way and always will be. The journey of Success is one that we as human beings all take without even realizing it. Every time we do something to build and better ourselves we take a step forward on our journey of success.

To me, success is not just a journey. I have always analyzed success as being our own individual ladders as well. As we go through life, we grow, we learn, and climb a ladder of success. The key to this analogy is to beware. The world that we live in today ruthlessly attacks us through media, movies, and books to make us believe that “The Ladder of Success” is one big ladder that everyone on the entire planet climbs at once. 
The world has its own ways of manipulating all of us to base our worth upon our status on this ladder, and comparing ourselves with everyone else. 

My dear readers, the world could never be more wrong. We should not be abusing ourselves with the same old barrage of negative comments we so frequently weaken ourselves with. You must remember that we are each on our own individual ladder. Instead of comparing yourself to others and belittling yourself with comments such as “I am not good enough” or “I am nothing”, “look how much higher up they are on their ladder than I am on mine.”, 

We must remember to look down from our own ladders and tell ourselves “look how far I have come.” or “Look how High I have climbed.” Success is making goals of our own. It’s bettering yourself to a point where you can find peace, happiness and love, not just for yourself, but for the people around you, such as friends, family, and people you see every day. You must keep in mind that you need these people just as much as they need you. Sometimes we may need a little help with keeping our ladders steady.

Please remember as you climb your ladder that there will always be room for improvement, for there is no such thing as perfection. There will always be trials and times in your life when you feel broken, stuck, filled with sorrow and despair, and maybe even times when you just don’t feel like you can go on.  I may be young, but I have been through extremely difficult times. Times when I was hurt and betrayed by people I love dearly. But I will let you in on a little secret of my own. The times when you feel like you can no longer deal with your own problems, channel your energy to help others with theirs. I promise you all that through selfless deeds and service you will build and better yourself more than you could possibly imagine.

So, as I come to a close I encourage all of you to look down upon your ladder and look at how far you have come. Notice your accomplishments and the hard things you have done because those are the rungs you have climbed. They have made you stronger and have prepared you to climb even more.  You are all special in your own ways and no matter who you are, whatever walk of life you come from, you have worth. Find the love that you have for yourself and others and strengthen it. For that is truly success.

Kambri Hatton is 15 years old and lives in the United States. She is an accomplished violinist and Celtic dancer. As her article reveals she is already wise beyond her years. 

Wishing you success and prosperity,
Daniel R. Murphy

Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.