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Attitude is everything. If you think you can, you most certainly can. Success is
not closeted within some kind of brick and mortar premises. It assumes
the individuality of a complete act executed with perfection. Material
achievements do not define life. We do not remember the sports stars
for the products they endorse but the spirit of achievement they
represent. In the abundance of positive attitude underlies the grandeur
of a truly rewarding and rich life.

Ancient Indian wisdom believes that the most qualifying aspect of success lies
in following the four Purusharthas( tenets) of life. The Purusharthas
are based on the four tenets of artha (wealth,social security), kama
(fulfillment of desire), dharma( principles)and moksha (salvation).
Wealth or artha means earthly possessions and material gains. People
usually work hard
to procure such standards of success, and yet, find themselves wanting
more. Desires condemned by puritans the world over, is motivating force
behind all action that manifests as success. High moral credo or dharma
is a life based on principles. However the crowning glory to successful life is
moksha or freedom from all desires. Artha, kama, dharma and moksha
patterns a rite of passage for an adult life. According to Indian
thought, success depends upon the smooth transition of an individual through each of these passages.

However, the culture factor definitely influences the success expectation among a people.
http://www.lifepositive.com/mind/work/success/success.asp

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