From reading " Defining Success " by Michael Korda, I agree and also disagree with Michael on his way of defining success. The first indicator of success comes when one is making more than one is spending. There are few things that he has left out on how to becoming a success. .
I agree with Michael Korda's reference to success as a journey. He states a good point that I"d like to elaborate on. I would add to his point that the journey is similar to an adventure. The goal is essential to success, but the journey should not be overlooked. On our paths towards our destinations we grow in character, in wisdom and strength. On our paths to our destinations is where we acquire the traits of a successful person. On our paths to our destinations is where we struggle, sometimes with ourselves and sometimes with others. It is here, in the trenches of our battles, when integrity, bone, and sinew are tested and we are revealed to the hardships we must face and overcome. However formidable or appalling the adventure may sound, for the strong there is always a victory revel in. With obstacles defeated, and hardships won, we can call ourselves travelers, because we've journeyed to success.
Michael Korda refers to this journey as something that has little to do with morality. I have to disagree with this point. There are many different professions and goals to set out for. Good or bad, big or small, in the profession we choose these things do not matter to us. However, I believe each role or occupation that we choose, is its own entity and has its own morality. For example, a soldier's duty is to defend our freedom, our land and our bases and our people and county. There are times when a soldier's duty may include brute force, or harm to our enemies at the cost of our defense. Can we say that the soldier is righteous, because he's defending us? Or should we say his alignment is more towards diabolic, because he's a killer? In a situation like this, morality to the unfamiliar eye may seem confusing.