Testimonial by Providence Yahweh 

“The Ingredients for Success(Revisited)”

This week I wanted to share with you “the Ingredients for Success”. But before I dive into the context of this post, I’m compelled to first look at the diversity we as professionals have for the definition of success. Being transparent, I’ve learned their is such a disparity in the meaning to be successful, that it makes the probability of coming into a universal understanding almost impossible.

To some, the meaning of success is merely based on the material possessions they’ve gain from their journey. While to others, the realization of success is only solidified by the level of esteem or notoriety they receive from the public and/or or peers. The last segment of professionals I want to introduce, are those who see success more as a point of reference. These professionals tend to frequently set small goals, and with each goal accomplished they’re intentional at spending some time in reflection to better evaluate the lessons taught along the way. I must also stress that each of these perspectives are only examples of the many which are endorsed by the world. Not one of these examples is greater than the other, as each adopted perspective is used to build the required anticipation (or drive) we need to weather the storm of the journey. No matter what the perception, please trust that, “no one is immune to the trails and tribulations of life…”

I want to offer the formal definition of success based on Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:

  1. The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame
  2. The correct or desired result of an attempt

If you notice, even the conventional definitions have such a difference in perspective, this only feeds into the lack of universal understanding.

My intent for this post is only to introduce the idea that no matter what we do in our professional walk, we have to conceptualize that our definition of success may differ drastically from the consensus of our peers. Saying this, we MUST as leaders be willing to accept that how we judge our accomplishments is all a matter of perspective. If we gauge our achievement based upon the differentiating perspective of the world, then we will never be able to gain the satisfaction (or fulfillment) we desperately seek.

Let your journey have a unyielding commitment to fulfillment of the purpose uniquely birthed in you. Success is the fluidity of the process. The hidden ingredient for success is YOU!

Be Great…

This week I want to leave you with this powerful scripture:

“Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.”

                                                                                                            – Proverbs 16:3


Providence Yahweh Team

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