If you want to become successful, you need to understand the objective meaning of success. One cannot achieve success without knowing what it truly is. The guided tour on this web page explains further.
Guided Thumoslang Tour to Success
Provided by the Thumoslang Website
Nickantony Quach & Alec Mustafayev
- The First Step
- An Encounter of Success
- Another Encounter of Success
- The Last Step
- Your Tour Guide
- Release Notes & Feedback Request
This guided tour should help you internalize the concept of success and understand its objective meaning instead of its subjective meaning. The first step is to answer the following questions on a piece of paper, in a few words each. Spend at most a few minutes on each question.
- In a few words, answer the following question; what is success?
- What is an example of success in your life?
- What is an example of success in your family?
- What is an example of success in the family of a friend?
- What is an example of success in your school or organization?
- What was the most recent event that made you feel successful?
INSTRUCTION: After you do the above exercise, follow the instruction in each of the following chapters.
INSTRUCTION: To get started with this guided tour, watch the video then follow the instruction in the next section.
Thumoslang Stories is a Kindle Vella series. Its first episode, An Important Walk, recounts the experience of a high school student who encountered the concept of success for the first time. It’s not what he thought earlier.
In the following Thumoslang thumbnail definition, each asterisk hides several characters. The thumbnail definition does not tell you what success is, but it tells you when the concept of success is in action.
- Success; that means, p*r r*tion.
After you do as instructed in the above chapters, you should be able to replace the asterisks in the above thumbnail and answer the following question; when is the concept of success at play? Otherwise, go back and follow the instruction in the previous two chapters.
You’re right if you replaced the first asterisk with two e’s as the first word is peer. Who is a peer of yours? Your friends are not necessarily your peers. To be sure you understand what a peer is, see Falsifiable Truth, the third chapter in the booklet The Meaning of Having a Good Life or Career in Philosophy.
- Peer; that means, in the same frame of reference.
If your friends are not in your field, your friends are not your peers. To become your peers, they must be able to do peer reviews of your work.
On a different note, what is the difference between success and achievement? Consider the following Thumoslang thumbnail definition for the latter.
- Achievement; that means, powerful results.
Did you feel good because of your achievement or success? One does not imply the other automatically; they are two independent concepts.
INSTRUCTION: Review what you wrote in the first step. How do you feel about the difference between your new understanding of the concept? Write the answer on the same piece of paper you used in the first step of this tour. File it away for your record.
Could we improve this guided tour? It would be fantastic if you could let your tour guide know how you feel about the tour.
Nickantony Quach is your tour guide; he is the author of this document. For further information about this tour, contact him; click here for his contact information. Which of these guided tours do you want to do next?
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Revised at 4:48:19 AM on 12/5/2021 in Rhode Island, this document is updated regularly online and, when appropriate, updated in print. Use the following link for the latest version of this document