I can’t stop watching this video. It just make me feel so good about life and people. My husband showed it to us a few weeks ago. Now my kids and I watch it almost every day and dance to it in pure joy.
So why am I share this on my career blog? Well, it made think about the true meaning of success and a challenge for all of you.
True Meaning for Success
- It’s not about how much Maroon 5 will make off of this song and their upcoming concert.
- It’s not about how good looking or talented Adam Levine is
- It’s not even about the song “Sugar” and it’s very addictive love lyrics.
What this video made me realize is how much Adam Levine in a single day brought sheer joy to all those newlyweds who saw his surprise performance at their wedding. Their shocked faces and joy bring a whole different level of success for Adam Levine and his band.
As you may remember, I talked about the definition of success before. I highlighted the sentence this video above reminded me. For Adam Levine, he was able to use his fame and talent in a very genuine way – to bring joy to these newlyweds.
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch
or redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived
That is to have succeeded!
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Challenge for All of You – What kind of “Sugar” can you contribute to people around you?
What do I mean? We may not be Adam Levine, but we all have our gifts to give to others. When we are there to truly help others and make a difference, we can achieve success every day. For me, this means
- Writing more articles on this blog to inspire others
- Helping a colleague at work even though it’s not my job
- Guiding a tourist on the street who is lost
- Teaching my kids how to skate, how to read, how to …
These are just a few ideas. What we contribute to life can be big or small. Every time I watch this video, I think to myself, what else can I do to bring joy to life – to my family, my friends, my colleagues, and therefore myself.
So I challenge you to think of your skills and gifts. Everyone of you have gifts to give to others – to help others “breath easier.” Contribute your own version of “Sugar” to life and people around you. That can bring you a deeper feeling of success that any salary increase or promotion will ever bring.
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