We all want to be successful in life. We want to make good grades in school, move up in a job we like, pick a partner for life, and raise a loving family. We want to contribute something of value to society, have a wonderful support system, and have enough money to live comfortably. However, our most important successes in life will be those in improving our character; keeping our relationships by good communication, commitment, and sharing; and treating other people with kindness and respect. The following poem illustrates this: (Yu/stan/kema).
Success is speaking words of praise,
In cheering other people’s ways,
In doing just the best you can,
With every task and every plan.
It’s silence when your speech would hurt,
Politeness when your neighbor’s curt.
It’s deafness when the scandal flows,
And sympathy with other’s woes.
It’s loyalty when duty calls.
It’s courage when disaster falls.
It’s patience when the hours are long.
It’s found in laughter and in song.
It’s in the silent time of prayer,
In happiness and in despair.
In all of life and nothing less,
We find the thing we call success.