Elegance stems from the word "eligere", which means to select, elect, choose.
Elegant success comes from being selective about
- what objectives we commit to
- what people and organizations we get involved in
- what we spend our time and energy on
- what effect we allow our success to have on our life
Many business professionals reach their objectives - and still don't feel successful or satisfied. To the contrary - many fall into a depression after reaching their business or life goals.
One of the reasons is that we often focus on the outer form of our objectives, rather than the essence and the effect of what we wish to achieve.
We focus on the result instead of the experience.
And if we were to spend time to get clear about the essence and effect of our true objectives in business and private life, we would often find that they are quite easy to achieve. A lot of the frenzied action will fall away, once we elect to get clear about the effect.
Elegant success means putting our full force into achieving the essence of what we really want or need - and letting go of unproductive, unnecessary (but often "urgent") activities.
Elegance in business allows us to focus our energies and achieve great feats without burning out.