Does success mean you? What is the true meaning of Success?
Does success mean you? What does success mean to you? I have heard many definitions of success over the years, and most relate to some form of status; be it financial, employment title, and political position or by the possessions one owns. Although I guess you could say by reaching some of these heights it’s a form of success, but to me the really meaning of success is your happiness. You can have all the money, power and possessions in the world but that doesn’t relate to happiness. I have found that the true meaning of success is you are happy with what you have in life.
So does success mean me?
Many of us spend our entire life’s chasing more money, more power, more status and never really stop to enjoy the little things in this world that truly make us happy. Unfortunately sometimes it takes a tragedy, or the loss of someone, something, your job, business or your possessions to truly focus on what’s important to you in life. It’s what’s important to you in your life that is really your happiness and your success in this world.
My definition of success.
My definition of success is to find what makes you tick, your passion, what would you get up every morning and do for free? When you find it, make it your life’s work, your mission in this world. I can guarantee you that once that passion is found and everything you do is to reach that passion, you will never be totally unhappy again. Yes you will have set-backs, tragedy and untimely circumstances still in your life, but when you reflect on those situations you will find that your passion, your drive will lead you out of those dark places.
Find you true Passion.
I spent many years in the business world, and political arena chasing that thing called success, power, financial status, but I kept coming back to coaching and teaching others. I found that was my true passion in life helping others achieve that thing called success (happiness). I can truly tell you that I get up each day with a sense of fulfillment, knowing that I’m doing exactly what I want; by making a difference in the life of others.
Make a change.
You will need to change your thought process, to reach this place in your life, I’m not going to tell you it’s easy, there will be great challenges, lack of money, lack of support from peers and the great perception in this world that your crazy for giving up everything you have to chase some crazy dream. It’s your dream, so I’m telling you it’s not crazy and it doesn’t matter what others think, we are talking about your happiness (success).
“A vision without a strategy remains an illusion.”
Remember this “A vision without a strategy remains an illusion.” Your strategy needs to be:
- Find your passion
- Build relationships in your new arena
- Listen to others who have experience in this arena
- Learn everything you can about your passion
- Look for opportunities.