Everyone wants to be “successful” — but not many understand what it actually means.
Most people think having a lot of money and recognition means they’re successful, but is that really the case? Well, we believe it’s not.
In our opinion, the most reliable way to determine your success is through your mental state. If you’re happy with where you’re at and what you’re doing, you’re successful.
If you have a lot of money but can’t sleep well at night due to stress, we won’t really call that being successful.
That’s why you need to define what success means for you. But how, exactly, do you do that? Let’s find out.
You see, “success” is a pretty vast term, and is often defined in 3 ways.
Most people pay attention to the #2 and #3 definitions. But #1? Not so much.
However, we believe #1 is the most important out of the three.
Forget about the crafted definitions mentioned above, let’s tell you how you can define your own.
According to us, there are 3 primary pillars that you need to consider.
Well, we could give you a “moral” lesson saying “You don’t need money to be successful” — but we’d be wrong.
The truth is, you do need money to be functionally happy. And if you aren’t happy, you aren’t successful.
However, the term “financial freedom” could also vary based on who you are.
Michael, who earns $150k per year, may consider himself successful. On the other hand, John, who earns $700k per year through his personal business, may not consider himself successful.
That’s where you come in and define your own financial freedom.
You may be wondering “You’ve discussed money in the previous section, why bring up lifestyle again?”. Well, let’s tell you lifestyle is not all about money.
For instance, if you do have a lot of money, but you aren’t fit and healthy enough to roam the world, it may not be a desirable lifestyle. The exact definition of being healthy and fit, again, depends on you.
Define how much physical and mental health is good enough for you. And then add it to your Success equation.
Last but not least, you also need to consider whether the work you do makes you happy or not.
Simply put, if the work you’re doing feels like a punishment, you’re most likely not successful. At that point, you must redefine your workload and find something that you love to do.
After all, if you love your work, it won’t feel like work anymore.
There you have it — these are the top areas you must focus on to define your own version of success.
Remember, the key is to get to a point where you’re happy with how you live, interact, and work.
Hi, I'm La-Trenda. I'm a mother and grandmother of four, a life coach, and writer and I'm an entrepreneur of Trending Into A New Life. When I'm not with my family, I'm either working to help those in need or doing Facebook live or out shopping or sightseeing!