SUCCESS is something that’s defined differently for every individual. A Business Man saying, “I am successful today! ” would either mean he is doing well in terms of profits or he might mean it in terms that he has made a name in the industry. Likewise, the owner of a small shop might relate to success in terms of that he can meet the needs of his family.
Therefore the questions that come into mind are; what does success actually look like?; do you have something to lose when achieving success?
In the article below we have covered the topic of the questions, for a better understanding of the concepts.
It is a general understanding of masses that the biggest indicator of success is as follows:
2. The ability to be your own Boss
3. Ability to choose what to do with your time
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However, in research, it was found that even if people had enough money and time, they still did not feel successful. Many thought they had already given up so much in terms of family time, moments, peace of mind due to work-related stress and anxiety for success that they did not feel any fulfillment.
On the other hand, many were content with their name and place in the industry along with the financial status. While many tried to achieve further fulfillment by making a change in society, by opening NGOs, helping the poor, educating the needy, etc.
Below are a few indicators of why you are not happy even if in worldly terms you are successful. Or if you are on your road to success:
You will be losing a lot of time with your family or friends. In
order to make a mark in your job or earn big bucks, a lot of time must be
invested to your work, therefore you have to give up a lot of your fun moments
with family and friends.
This is the time, you won't get back. Many individuals after ‘having it all’ list down their biggest regret as loosing out on the big moments of their kids.
If you are wealthy or have a reputation, you will never know if
people are friends with you because of your money or they are genuine people
who care for your welfare.
If you have ambitions or a wealthy person, you are an easy target
for kidnapping or blackmailing.
A lot of competition, jealousy, and dirty politics in the office
that might leave you with a lot of stress and anxiety.
People get so lost in their road to success that they get lonely. They
don’t invest in making new friends or in their old relationships. Therefore
they have no one to share their problems or feelings with. They become loners.
And therefore train themselves to fill this gap with more money or power.
On your road to success, many individuals become very egoistic due
to their victories and may lose sight of what is wrong and what is right. Many
resorts to doing anything legal or illegal to win it. It becomes more about
fulfilling their egos than the work they do.
Many individuals cannot deal with all the stress and anxiety
related to work and go into depression.
Once you are on your way to success, every step tells you to
prioritize achievement over everything else.
Once you are known for your success, people start putting labels on
you and have certain expectations.
In a very simple statement, success can be defined as a form of
addiction. It will make you keep chasing more and more and more.
With success, comes a certain standard of living that people start
attaining as well. However unnecessary, it is how individuals feel they are
showing their success. Status and class comes into play here. It is raised and
gets you into a deeper hole of maintaining and increasing that standard of
Success makes you forget why you started in the first place. For
example, you might have become a lawyer to get justice, but once you get
success/money/power some forget their moral lines.
Martha Stewart: She is world-famous for her home tips, recipes,
home décor, etc. She like any successful person saw ups and downs on her road
Larry King: He is a talk show host, almost everyone knows about
James Altucher: Owns a website design company.
George Foreman: Is a former boxing champion.
5. Walt Disney: The most popular among adults and children as well. He was once a struggling filmmaker but with his constant hard work managed to not only make a name for himself but conquered the world.
Tips For Being Successful:
Following are a few tips for you to take into consideration that might help you on your way to success:
Do not care what others think you should be doing. It is possible
you parents wanted you to be a doctor, while you have a knack for an architect.
Pursue what your heart and abilities tell you to. Stay constant and work hard,
Be smart. You will get there!
Understand that not everything works out the way you expected it
to. Bring flexibility in your plan. The path is not definite, it comes with a
few turns and twists.
Focus on the Big picture and not minor details. Have the ability to
recognize what matters and what doesn’t.
Keep yourself challenged. To be successful doesn’t mean you are
always right, Success comes from constantly challenging yourself to become
Understand you cannot please everyone. You might have to let go of a few award functions, a few upscale parties, make your spouse a bit angry. You need to know there is a price you will have to pay.
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