Wealth is a Byproduct!
Success stands for the here and now. This is the comic thing – if we do not aim for acknowledgement and financial rewards, they're far more probable to come. Tolle stated it perfectly: fame and prosperity are commonly the by-products of success. But they're not success itself.
Success is adding quality into the very action you're taking right now. Quality implies bringing the maximum care and attention into every action. You should know that the here and now is the only moment we have; and consequently success plainly comes from putting our heart into whatever we're doing right now.
This was something I fought to comprehend; so maybe it would be easier to view the opposite.
How many of us are adding quality into our work? On a routine level, our minds are always disordered. Even as I write this, I'm thinking about lunch, I'm rubbing my neck; I'm looking forward to getting out this evening.
On a richer level, many individuals plainly hate what they're doing. They merely go through the motions. Money is their common motivation – there's no delight in what they do.
Other people are perpetually working through their ego. They work to establish that they're brighter, better, more established. They want to look good in front of their peers. Others pollute their work with petty squabbling, backstabbing, and controversy.
This deficiency of quality is apparent even in things we take for mundane. I recollect a few years ago, when I was eating out while traveling. We ordered a local treat: a hodgepodge of vegetables, dipped in a spicy sauce. A simple affair to make – just chopping up and mixing, but my friend glowered as he watched the food being fixed.
“She’s putting no heart in it. She detests her job. I doubt it will taste good,” he said. And he was correct.
Success, then, derives from being intensely centered in the here and now; placing whatever action you're doing into your very life purpose.