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I love this, I tried it! Who would you consider to be the most successful person in the list below and Why?

  1. A CEO of a multinational corporation whose headquarters are in New York, USA
  2. A freshman at a local university
  3. A street sweeper in one of the megacities in Asia
  4. A computer software engineer working at a start-up at Silicon Valley, CA, USA
  5. A stay-at-home mom
  6. An expat working in Western Europe
  7. A first class honours graduate who now works for a non-profit organisation
  8. An elementary public-school teacher
  9. A domestic helper working for a multinational company in the Middle East
  10. A certified box-office hit actor
  11. Your child’s nanny
  12. A business owner in his 30s who landed on the Top 50 of Forbes Magazine’s richest people for the past 5 years

Keep your answer simple and clear and lets face it, there is this persistent drive we cannot deny in our heart, to chase after the ‘good life’. It can come as the desire to get to live our true passion or simply to accumulate to experiences the next dream ‘get-away’. There is this great ‘Hunger in our lives’ where there is this huge hole in our hearts that no matter how much we try through our own efforts, we can never seem to be able to fill it up!

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

 

My heart keeps longing for more and more and am hardly satisfied with what I already have and it is my greed that transforms my heart into being selfish.  What this does in return is that I become selfish and selfishness robs me of my compassion for others.

Last night, we were chatting over dinner and asked ourselves, can we honestly take our riches when our life is over? What happens after our life is over?

And the more I think about this, the more I am convinced that the best things in life are not ‘things’, it is not about keeping ‘things’ for ourselves but how can we honestly and sincerely enrich others?

And so I ask, how can I aim for success that lasts? Should I be rich towards ‘things’ or should I be rich towards my God?

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