How to Define Success, what is it and how to get it?
Success is often a term which we hear on day-to-day basis and it is also one which every human strives for. But, is there a common definition for success?
Definition of success is different for different people and there are many reasons for it. Let us see in this article about the term success in an objective and as well as in a subjective manner.
To understand more about the term success, we have to first understand whether it can be viewed by different people through a single lens:
The need for success is different for different people and it is based on the following needs.
- We need to eat food to be healthy.
- We need a home for shelter.
- We need love to grow our own family.
- We need to have clothes to get recognized and to be secure.
- We need a proper mental health to go through the nuances of this world.
- We need to find the work we love and have passion for.
Success is viewed in a different way by people with different needs. For many people living day-to-day lives by satisfying all the above needs is itself a success.
Role of Money
Money can solve almost all needs, other than love and health. So money is very important to lead successful life.
Money is actually a good thing and it gives you freedom of choice in things you want. Money also helps in maintaining a healthy life.
So can we say if we have accumulated wealth then we are successful. No, that cannot be said.
But, we can surely say that there is no way to lead a successful life without money.
Greed vs Contentment
We should also make sure that our needs are limited and achievable. So, that there is high probability of achieving what we want.
But, we should also make sure that we should not be content and lose the point of living. We should strive for a balance between contentment and greed to keep us motivated.
Sharing what we have
We all think that sharing helps the other person who is receiving the thing. But in my experience sharing helps the giver more than the receiver.
If we have a chance to make change to other life in a positive way then we should take it. Sharing gives peace to our mind and gives unconditional love to our heart. These two things are mandatory to lead a successful life.
So by reading my above viewpoint on success you might have come to an understanding on what I am really trying to explain here.
Success is nothing to lead a happy life till our death, but it is practically not possible if we are adamant about all our needs.
So to have a successful life we have to compromise on some of our needs that cannot be achieved. We have to focus on the ones we have and the ones which we can achieve.