What Exactly Is Success?
To many, success is self-evident. It’s a life marked by a fine automobile, a fine home, an excellent career, and an attractive spouse. Despite this, people who possess all of these characteristics are no happier than those who lead less outstanding lives. That is because all of those accomplishments serve simply to impress others. They contribute little to your life’s quality.
In the western culture, success is excessively centered on bragging to one’s friends, family, and neighbors. It is not concerned with what would make you happy. You can never achieve pleasure by attempting to please others. You are merely demonstrating to yourself that your own interests are irrelevant.
Re-define success according to your own standards:
1. What is your area of expertise?
Once the fundamental goal of your life is established, everything else becomes lot easier to discern. Do you aspire to write a fantastic novel? Concentrate your efforts over the next 25 years on producing and nurturing a family? Are you ready to discover the world? What about self-exploration?
What do you enjoy doing? While most individuals prioritize money first, consider what you would like to spend eight hours every day for 40+ years. Naturally, you’ll need enough money to cover your expenses and pursue your interest.
*Assume that writing is your passion. Your professional decision should align with your passion for writing. That is, your income is sufficient to allow you to devote your complete attention to your writing pursuits.
Additionally, your choice of living arrangements might either assist or obstruct your enthusiasm. A property that is excessively large may need too much of your time or financial resources in comparison to your salary to maintain. Additionally, you may need to employ workers or a housekeeping service. Managing such employees takes up a lot of your time and attention.
*Is it necessary for you to live in the city, country, or suburbs in order to pursue your true desires? How many bedrooms is an optimal number?
4. How much spare time do you desire?
This is not just free time to follow your love; it is also free time to enjoy other aspects of life, such as family, friends, hobbies, or watching a ballet performance. A successful life allows for sufficient free time to pursue all of your hobbies. Your profession choice has a significant role in this.
* It is also crucial to limit your non-essential tasks in order to achieve the free time you seek. Avoid joining groups, committees, and other volunteer activities that do not enhance your life sufficiently.
5. Take into account the end of your life.
Consider that you had only a few months to live. What would you wish to reflect on in the future? Consider the type of life you’d have to live in order to feel good at the end. You only have a limited amount of time, so make the most of it.
Truly, a successful life is one that enables you to do or experience the things that are most meaningful to you. These successes will be unique to each individual. Avoid allowing society to define success. Decide what is most important to you and then build a life around it.
Pursuing success according to society’s concept will result in misunderstanding, bitterness, and disappointment. Be courageous enough to chart your own course.
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