How is success defined? Is it the destination or does the journey matter too? Can success derived from pulling a veil over the truth, sacrificing dignity and self-respect still considered a success? If such a yardstick is used as a measurement, I would rather not succeed. I would rather give up my ambition than sleep with the devil.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Success”

  1. Success is ambivalent to good or evil. Success to me is being remembered for what you are rather than what you have.

    If you have touched the lives of many in a positive way, then you have been successful as when leave “the stage”,it is the experiences and deeds that you have left behind that will ensure that your good name will survive longer than the material things you have amassed.

  2. well said ‘ex penang boy’. too often, we forget the true meaning of success when we’re busy defining ourselves to others by amassing material wealth.

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