The measure of success

We become what we measure. We are who we take with us on the journey and who we leave behind.*
(Bernadette Jiwa)

Eternally shackled to one small fragment of the whole, man imagined himself to be a fragment, in his ear the constant and monotonous noise of the wheel that he turned; never capable of developing the harmony of his being, and instead of, asking the humanity in his nature, he simply became the impress of his occupation, his particular knowledge.**
(Friedrich Schiller)

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there but it does mean that we won’t be able to measure it.

I’m talking about your talents and abilities that make both function and beauty possible.

In the industrial workplace, we tend not to measure what we cannot see, but in noticing and articulating what lies within every human being – though different in each of us – we identify ways of measuring the success of our lives in a non-industrial way.

(*From Bernadette Jiwa’s The Story of Telling blog: Immeasurable Success.)
(**From Friedrich Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man.)

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