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What is the True Measure of Success?
Although the media, the web, books and some people would have us think otherwise, success is very much a personal measure. How we measure our success is determined by so many factors that affect our lives, that it’s almost ludicrous to imagine that success can only be defined according to the amount of ‘things’ you have accumulated or how high you rise in your career.
These are the outwards measures of success, which can bear little resemblance to the reality of your personal life, and ultimately, how happy and satisfied you are with the life you are living.
Our needs and therefore our aspirations change as we move through our lives, although the usual bottom line of all our aspirations is the desire to be happy. It follows then that identifying the true meaning of happiness to you, is paramount to achieving a successful life. The trouble is, I guess, that we’re persuaded from so many ‘authorities’ that there is a formula to success and that we should therefore follow it. By and large, it seems that this ‘formula’ usually embraces financial and/or career success as the true measure of success and little else.Continue Reading