Tuesday, 22 April 2014


What is success, I do not know
How does it start, where does it flow?
How do you measure it?
How do you value, where do you treasure it?

Is it the money that you earn?
Or is it the ropes of life that you learn?
Is it having the peace of mind?
Is it having the art of tranquility when you are falling behind?

Is it the love in the eyes of loved ones for yourself?
Or is it the respect you see in the mirror for thyself?
Is it the smile that you bring on somebody’s face?
Or is it the shoulder you offer for matching life’s pace?

Is it the tears that people have, from their lives when you leave?
Or is it the warmth of their hearts that you receive?
Is it the honesty that you hold when everyone else deceives?
Or is it the satisfaction you have when the way you are is perceived?

May be
It is what you are and not what everybody else wants you to be
Or may be
It is when you can proudly say This is ME !!

This post is written as a part of April A to Z Challenge 2014 under Non-Themed category. I am doing two posts for this Challenge and Themed posts can be found here.


  1. Thoughtful questions!! Loved the last line- when you can proudly say, thats me!!

  2. Success is when you feel ready to face the world with what you are, what you feel and what you have !Well conveyed, Jyotsna :)

    1. Yes, we all have our own definitions of Success. Thanks a lot Sreeja :)

  3. Thought-provoking indeed! How we define success has a way of impacting how we lead our lives, isn't it? Nice post!

  4. Irrespective of the outcome when you have completed a job entrusted to you to the best of your ability,it is success.The word lends itself to varied and endless explanations. Your questions are thought provoking

  5. This is quite thought - provoking. So often we run after success, not knowing what it really is. But your last line really defines it perfectly. Hats off to you ma'am :-)

  6. 'It is what you are and not what everybody else wants you to be'
    Superb, Jyotsna! :)


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