From a human ego perspective, success is a transient goal based on changing priorities. Once you feel successful, why doesn't that good feeling last? The view of good fortune may differ greatly because of the temporary nature of human satisfaction. If you think health, friends and money contribute to your sense of personal success, this is a limited view of success.
In the same moment, the peaceful heart is only ever happy. It knows aspiring to be perceived as a success by others is a state of mind while fully accepting yourself as you are without doing anything is a state of being. Contentedness is feeling whatever you eat or do or do not do where you are is fine.
As you create a hierarchy of steps to success, you forget inner freedom, or peace of mind exists now. Having a positive outlook shapes how you view your life conditions. Tapping into peace of mind is knowing abundance and prosperity are already here. When you seek, you forget what you are.
As you feel peace of mind, notice the ripple effect in other areas of your life. Notice what matters and what loses your attention. Inner peace is a door to enduring happiness. Consider the implications of reducing attachment in your life. Detach from what you cling to. Notice how judgement falls away.
If you accept whatever you get in life and make the most of it, this appears key to developing a sense of contentment and more consideration toward others. At the same time, its vital to recognize the negative consequences of modern Western ways of lifestyle and economy. Development cannot continue forever. Development without a conscience to protect the environment is like a disregard for long-term survival.
The results of global development prove that money produced by richer countries isn't enough to solve the world's problems. Money can't resolve problems that begin as a mindset without a conscience. This reinforces the importance of creating a sense of inner peace as a guide for wider success. Where we behave in ways that threaten our survival in order to pursue success, then our view of success requires a drastic change from inside ourselves. Our basic understanding of education needs a complete overhaul. Priorities and goals grow from our wider awareness.