Jim Rohn, one of the greatest success gurus, asked the question “Why don’t people succeed, although they want to?” He then answered it by saying “Because they’re being pulled back by things that cause them to settle where they are; saying “I’m okay where I am””
Success is a relative term. That is, what I believe is a success to me might not be the same to you. So, in your own definition, ask yourself if you are successful, then ask yourself why aren’t you there yet. Furthermore, the answers to those questions will determine your own definition to the idea of “success” and will give you a hint of what you need to do next; that is, if you do think you need to do anything at all.
As for the statement that bears the title of this article, the two-letter word it includes doesn’t need an explanation. Mainly, “ok” means “acceptable”. Moreover, I believe that people rate themselves as such for one of three reasons. One, they’re scared of going any further and so they try to make themselves believe that “ok” is just enough. Two, they have a long list of people and events to blame for not succeeding. Three, they believe that it is unnecessary for them to be the ones who go “above and beyond” and that they don’t have a big role in society.
Further to the above thought, add another question to your list and ask “why do I need to succeed?” That question is for you to ponder and I would like to highlight a couple of simple, yet important points, with which all of us need to be reminded.
You see, we need to know that we don’t live in this world for ourselves. This simply means we don’t study to get appreciation, but to use that knowledge to add value to the society. Similarly, we don’t work to get salaries, but do so to contribute to the country’s development.
Having said that, let’s all agree on a couple of points here. First, we don’t really know how far we could go unless we try, so we might as well just give it a shot. Second, every individual is important and every individual has a great value they can add to society.
Finally, know that nations were never built by settlers, believe that we are all here to contribute to building and developing our nation, and by extension, create a positive change in the world.
Founder of @BetweenTheSips -a social media initiative that moderates social conversations. Alanoud’s passion is public speaking and designing infographics, reading and researching.
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