I’m not here to talk about people who have only the image of success: those with millions but are being abused or cheated on, or suffering drug addictions and suicidal thoughts, or having serious mental issues that make them sick.
This post is about truly successful people: Those who not only have money, but also good health, good character, self-respect, friends, lovers, kindness in their inner circle and real happiness in life.
The ones who believe in God have two qualities that make them successful:
The first quality is hard work and the second quality is respect. Without possessing both, your prosperity and happiness will turn sour, and you will have difficulties in life that make you miserable after your initial success. I find the Christians I know who grow in prosperity, also grow in respect.
I’ve met people whip stopped respecting others after becoming rich, and they lost their careers and their wealth and some of them lost their husbands too. I’ve met people who respected others, that ended up overcoming terrible situations people thought they could never climb out of. And I’ve met ordinary people who achieved tremendous things, after showing respect for others.
Hard work is useless without respect. If you don’t believe me, try working hard and not showing respect, and see where that gets you in life.