What Is Your Definition Of Success

October 18, 2006

People have differing opinions about success. How about you? Some define success as accumulating for themselves abundance of wealth. Some define it as marrying a pretty wife. Some define it as being happy with what you do.

With so many definitions, how do we know which is the most accurate indicator to measure our very own success. And with so many differing opinions, how can we adjust our path towards achieving success?

My conclusion is that success has just as many faces as any other possible theme, depending on the society in which it is measured, and the character of the person who measures it.

Wrongfully, many people equate success with wealth. Very often, people are judged to be “successful” just because they drive luxurious cars and live in big houses .They envy those who live their lives in abundance of wealth. And they forget to just do the simplest thing in the world: turn inside and analyze what it is that they really like.

There’s really no universal measure of success I feel as it really up to the individual. However, I do have my own indicators of my very own success. Its not necessarily right, and you may disagree. But its my own measure.

Firstly, I deem having the ability to make a positive difference as an indicator of one’s success. To me, nothing beats being able to add value in others and changing other’s lives for the better. The immense satisfaction I derive from that gratitude earned from others is overwhelming and rewarding.

Success is also in line with happiness. I feel that its only when you are able to find satisfaction with what you’re doing and don’t dread facing every new day that you are really successful.

Lastly, I equate success to being able to discover our purpose and mission on earth and having the ability to follow it. It has got to do with making full use of the talents and skills God has presented us with and letting God work through us.

So what is your definition of success? And what are you doing to achieve it? And if you’re not doing anything, what’s stopping you?

I certainly hope you uncover your definition of success soon and may you achieve the success that you desire.


One Response to “What Is Your Definition Of Success”

  1. Simply Successful Secrets at The Insights Of Calvin Woon on April 8th, 2007 12:45 am

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