Success is defined as the fulfillment of your God-given purpose. Success is not measured based on material possession, crowds, and activities.
The moment you begin to measure success based on these things, envy and jealousy set in and you derail from your path to destiny.
Your drive will no longer be internal but external. That is, what will spur you to action will no longer be to impact lives and live a remarkable life but to strive to be better than your counterpart.
Although men can be your motivation to do more, however, they mustn’t be your driving force or the determinant of the actions you take at each point in time.
To say, “I am successful” then you must have discovered what God has called you to be, what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and where to do it. All these conditions must be fulfilled because they are the prerequisite to success.
The discovery and an accurate understanding of this will salvage our world from envy, hatred, and bitterness that has filled the hearts of people today.
You wouldn’t be perturbed when another person is earning billions yet you are earning millions or hundreds of thousands. You won’t be discouraged when your friend is addressing thousands of people but you are still speaking to a group of ten people. You wouldn’t be bothered when you see your mentees climbing the ladder of success and about to meet you at the top.
Likewise, you won’t be proud that you have achieved much while your colleague is still struggling. You wouldn’t mock your coursemates because you are more academically sound than them.
I need to reiterate this, someone else’s success may be your failure, don’t settle for less. Another person’s failure might be your success, don’t look down on yourself. Find fulfillment wherever you find yourself. Avoid unnecessary competition. Our purposes are different, unique, and person-specific.