Rainbow > Pot of Gold

The pot of gold.

It’s what we’re all after, isn’t it? Whether it’s a literal pot of gold or something that would be worth as much as a pot of gold to us, it’s our goal, our aim.

It’s what we want.

There’s nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all.

We all have goals and aims and dreams. We all want better.

Heck! We all want the best.

But are we missing something — something perhaps more important —as we voraciously pursue those things?

And as we ceaselessly search for that pot of gold, are we perhaps dooming ourselves to always missing it?

If there is one thing I have discovered as I study the Philosophy of Success, it’s that the people who only aim for the pot of gold invariably miss the rainbow — and, more often than not, the pot of gold as well!

Most people just look for the pot of gold; successful people follow and enjoy the rainbow — and the pot of gold just reveals itself.

Whether you’re in business for yourself or working for “the man,” your devotion to service and to your customers and clients — your ability to enjoy the rainbow in and of itself — is what makes you attain or fail.

Even if you pursue personal development not for the sole purpose of making money, but rather for the purpose of attaining enlightenment or some such similar state, you’ll invariably find that it’s not the pot of gold that provides that, but the rainbow.

As one man said, “Success is a journey, not a destination.

 

One comment

  1. Carlon says:

    Excellent post. You hit the nail on the head. Money is a means to an end–nothing more, nothing less. And people who equate making money with personal development will find that they never will get that pot of gold.

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