“You see, the success that you have been looking for is right here. It’s like flying an airplane. It has always been there but it took someone to discover it. The million dollars that you’ve always wanted to earn and the success that you want to attain is just right here. All you need to do is to discover it," Milan said.
“And how do I do that?" I asked.
“First, you need to realize that success is nothing more than just a state of mind. It's like eating an apple, you can spend all your time thinking about it, you can analyze the apple, look at the apple, and talk about the apple but unless you taste the apple, you wouldn't know what an apple really is. It is the same with success. You can talk about success all your life, chase after it, and analyze it but until you realize that success is a state of mind, you will not know what true success really is."
“So success is a state of mind. It is not something that I have to chase after", I summarized.
"Yes. A lot of people tend to look at external things such as having a big house, driving a nice car, and having lots of money as a definition of success. They fail to realize that those things are just temporary. They come and go. In this world, nothing is permanent. If they only realize that what they are chasing after are not inanimate objects but the feelings that those things give them. Example is the feeling of satisfaction, happiness, being able to do what you love to do, and being able to contribute to the society. In time, the state that you are in will attract people and circumstances that reflect that state of being. So remember, success is nothing more than just a state of mind.