There are many things in life that interfere with our ability to obtain success, but it is our inability to define an absolute truth that is the most detrimental. Understanding truth is considering it to be universal if it is valid in all times and places, while absolute means that truth has total power and authority.
Without absolute truth we are unable to grasp reality, which is an essential piece in success. Our perceived absolute truths are actually immediate truths as we idealize and emulate others who have realities far from our own. In our efforts to copy what we see as absolute in others, we lose the most essential characteristic that we have; individuality.
While emulation is the highest form of flattery, it in no way creates reality, rather it breeds falsities and distances us further from who we really are. We buy into others absolute realities because they are marketed well and are selling something we feel can’t be obtained on our own. The danger that this presents is that we become attached to their reality and become a costumer, not an individual.
Finding motivation in others is a good thing because it gets us moving in a direction that will facilitate success; it is when we become dependant on others that our percentage for failure increases. This is where our ability to create our own personal absolute truths becomes essential to our ability to succeed.
Absolute truth is a mixture of individualized faith, ethics, trust, and commitment to purpose which allows something to be universal in our lives as valid in all times and places. Our absolute truth, when formed correctly, is as individual as we are and needs to be treated as such. This positive selfishness; where we understand that we must be a good individual before we can be a good anything else, is what will allow us to understand our realities and place us on the successful path.
Absolute truth creates our ability to believe in something tangible and real. Without it we begin to believe in hope and ideals; both of which are great for dreams but neither of which can we count on when we are most at need.
Our realization of our absolute truths opens the path for success but does not guarantee anything beyond personal enlightenment. If we are able to see enlightenment as a means to individuality, then we have started the process of empowerment where our absolute truths become more evident and powerful; therefore we become more relevant and powerful.