Sunday, August 28, 2011

Slave of success!

I've been reading Jaeson Ma a lot lately! SO here’s one of his writings 
that I just adore. Enjoy! ^_^

More often than not, we not only desire to do meaningful things, but we often make the results of our work the criteria of our self-esteem. And then we have not only successes, we become our successes. When we start being too impressed by the results of our work, we begin to let others keep the scorecard in measuring our worth. We let then our successes define our self-worth. The more we allow our accomplishments – the results of our actions – define us, we lose. We lose because we are never sure if we will be able to live up to the expectations which we created by our last successes. In many people’s lives, there is a nearly diabolic chain in which their anxieties grow according to their successes. This dark power has driven many of the greatest artists into self-destruction. When we have sold our identity to the judges of this world, we are bound to become restless, because of a growing need for affirmation and praise. 

When our actions 
have become more 
an expression of fear than of inner freedom, 
we easily become 
the prisoner 
of our self-created 

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