Is Success a Blessing or a Curse? - Peter Paulsen



What does success mean to you? What do you think it does to a person? Have you ever tasted it? And if you have, what did it feel like? Did you feel different after, or do you think that you were the same person before it? These questions may sound strange, but they can constrain or benefit people around them depending on how one uses their success.

Success can come in all forms. It is essentially the ability to have a hold on someone or people at large. You must have heard the phrase, ‘With great success comes great responsibility’. But in many cases, people abuse their success to the extent that it hurts the people around them. Very few experience the feeling, the worth, the luxury, and in some cases, the recognition that success brings to their life. It somehow turns them blind to other people’s feelings and what they might be going through. And the most unfortunate part of it all is that most people don’t understand that exploiting people in the name of success is wrong. They defend their actions by romanticizing their intentions. How often have you heard people around you justify exploitation for a better future for their family? One too many times, I’m sure.

Sometimes the person abusing their success receives the short end of the stick, which acts as a noose in the neck that keeps on tightening. There will come a point when they can do nothing about it. In other cases, success can be used for good. Usually, this later acts as an example for the masses. There may be hope for us all in this not-so very-just world.

It is up to us to decide what kind of people we want to be. Dreaming and hoping to change the world may sound cliché, but it is never too late to make decisions that don’t abuse your success you never know where you might land. To put it simply, success can change who you are, but it is up to you to decide how you mold yourself. For better or for worse- that is something you decide.

It is surprising how people change once they experience a glint of success. It changes the way people talk and their overall stature. It is essential to have a certain mindset to succeed in life. Take a look at Peter’s new novel ‘From Brick And Mortar To Prosperity’, where he presents an insight into what we can achieve if we put our mind to it.

Want to read more on the topic? Check out Peter’s latest release “From Brick and Mortar to Prosperity.”

The book will be available for purchase on Amazon, Google Books, and Lulu.

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