Success Undefined

Success Undefined

Elusive, Ambiguous, and Illusory. There are so many things that slip through our fingers every day. There are so many things that slip through our fingers every day because we let them; because we are told that if we hang on to them, we won’t achieve success. Ah there’s that word again, success. This word, a word we chase after for reasons long forgotten, is taunting and terrorizing because it is undefined. Definition binds us, it makes us feel secure. From infancy we feel safe in bindings because they are snug and strong, solid and stable.

Maybe the Elusive, Ambiguous, and Illusory aren’t safe or stable, but what if they are powerful and incredible and extraordinary? What if they take us on a journey of hardships and teach us the power of love. Or what if they show us the heights we fear so we learn that infinity is not black, but a prosperity of colors. Or what if we trust them to believe that all things real cannot be seen. What if they teach us that success is not the affluence of currency but wealth of friendship, love, and happiness?

Words are restrictive. We can’t think something if there is no word for it, we can’t feel something if there is no word for it, right?


We all have that feeling we cannot describe. Its Elusive, Ambiguous, and Illusory but that’s okay. It creates fear, and that, too, is okay. Fear elicits an instinctual fight or flight response; so we have two choices: either fight our fears and dive into the heart of the Elusive, Ambiguous, and Illusory, or run far from it. If we choose to fight, we are ready to disengage ourselves from the definition of success; if we choose to run, we are simply not ready and there is no shame in that, for the earth is spherical and eventually, when the time is right, we shall all meet the Elusive, Ambiguous, and Illusory head on.



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