Sadhguru: But success essentially means that you want to be something more than what you are right now. You want to have a larger taste of life; you want to have a larger slice of life in your hands. That’s what success is. Somebody thinks they will have it with money, someone else things they’ll achieve it with knowledge, someone thinks it’ll happen through love. The source of your success is not in your desire to become successful; success comes only because you have the needed competence. It is not your desire; it is your competence and your ability. Who you are is all it is.
If… Whatever work you wish to do in your life, if your work is important for you the most important thing that needs to be worked at is yourself. If your work is important first thing is you must work upon yourself. In the world whatever you wish to do, your ability to do that essentially happens to what extent you are capable of harnessing your own body, your own mind and after these two things are done harnessing the situation in which you exist, towards your goal. At this stage in your life you should look at what kind of success is sustainable for you and the coming generations.
So our idea of success has to become more inclusive. All these gadgets - whether a computer or a Kindle or a cell phone or a spacecraft or a car or whatever else we have created, all those things that you cherish right now – all these gadgets were created by this gadget. This is the gadget, isn't it? The human mechanism is the fundamental gadget. This is not a simple gadget; this is a phenomenon because it creates itself. Such a phenomenal level of intelligence and competence is right here – it can make a piece of bread into a human being. But you are not aware of it, so it does not exist for you. If only you can conduct this consciously, if you could bring this level of intelligence and competence into your daily life you would live magically.