Life is What You Retain

life-is-by-pradita

Life isn’t about what you hoard,

It’s about what you retain…. 

The knowledge  you gain,

The memories you make,

The relationships you nurture,

The pains that you suffer, 

And through those pains,

The lessons you learn. 

And while success maybe achieved, 

It may be retained only by perseverance, 

Because without persistent effort,

Success is earned by fickle luck,

But through diligence, it turns into fame,

And later, into goodwill.

All else is ashes and dust…

©Pradita Kapahi, 2017

18 thoughts on “Life is What You Retain

  1. “And while success maybe achieved,

    It may be retained only by perseverance,

    Because without persistent effort,

    Success is earned by fickle luck,”.. love this.. Reminds me one of my teachers who used to say, “there is no short cut to success. Yet another beautiful piece of writing. Cheers.

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