Success Part I

Success is to be measured not by the position one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which one has overcome. (Booker T. Washington, 19th-20th century educator)

We often think of someone who has reached a high level social status as successful whether or not they were born with a “silver spoon” in their mouth or inherited wealth and position. Washington argues that real achievement is earned by overcoming the difficulties that we face in pursuing our goals. Don’t always avoid difficulties; work to overcome them. That’s success.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4)