Posted on : 11-10-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Facts Of Life, personal development
Tags: success, successful, successful choices
What is success and why should you bother about it? What does it meant to you? Do you envy those who are successful and blame yourself for those things you can’t achieve in lie? Do you believe that you have what it takes to be successful in life?
In A Nutshell – General Term
Most people associate success with reputation, power, status and money. There is no doubt that money is one of the most important factors for the simple fact that you simply can’t have too much of money but you certainly can’t do without money. You work so that you have money to spend for your daily expenses, feed you loved ones and etc. The Singlish term, no money no talk may come as a catch phrase for many but it is a stark fact of the reality of life. No doubt, it would be strange for anyone to dispute that success should not bring along with it, financial wealth and prosperity.
A Matter Of Perspectives
Being successfull means different thing to individuals but generally speaking it makes one feels good. Having the choices and abilities to enjoy the finer things in life is a form of success that not everyone can achieve in lifetime. There are those who deem success in life in terms of the ability to lead a life of spiritual calm and serenity.
Individual experience success in different personal ways. For instance, achieving your goals makes you feel good and fills your heart with sense of pride, joy and success. Some people may cast you as a failure but you may see yourself in a different light. Thus, success is truly a matter of perspectives.
You may spend years in the deep jungle of south America looking for that one tiny frog species which others won’t give a damn. When you discover such a rare tiny frog species you jump with joy and that itself is the success you have been aiming for which no one else cares..So you see what I mean?
There is no universal definition for what it really means. After all, there are those who claim that success is but the state of the mind. What do you think? Can you measure success? Is there a metric that you can use to define it from a scale from 1 to 10? Certainly not I guess…
The important thing is that many people don’t really take time to ponder and think of what success clearly means to them personally. You can’t achieve success if you are unable to quantity and measure it in a personal way that is unique and applicable to you.
After you have a good grasp of what success means to you, you will then need to know what is currently important to you and how that will impact and fit into your future success. Being successful is not all about making the right decision even though that would be the most ideal case. Rather, success is about making some decision in life and taking swift actions to work towards attaining those goals.