Success is Subjective
Success is always associated with financial security and most of the time a job that we hate.
I’m always fascinated by the concept of success. It is always connected to Money & Fame. But I have a strong feeling it’s more than just these two. We never attribute success to happiness. When you think about it, it has to be about happiness and living a peaceful life. Having tons of money and being popular is not enough to be happy. Being in a satisfying relationship and having people around you care about & vice versa is much more important if it was up to me.
As Bo Bennett says “Success is not in what you have, but who you are.”
Success is always associated with financial security and most of the time a job that we hate. Of course, financial security is important and being a minimalist I want to live debt-free, but the fact that money is directionally proportional to success is not entirely true.
It’s not you, we’ve been fed that financial achievement is the only form of success. A company’s success is measured by the profits made in the last quarter, a good job is decided by the pay scale. Yeah, money is important. But it shouldn’t be the number one priority.
Some might contradict this thought. But we all what one thing. Happiness
Being happy is different for every human. For me, it’s having a good meal at a restaurant without having to worry about the price. For you, it might be to own a Tesla or own one whole Bitcoin. There is nothing wrong with associating success and happiness with material possession. But you gotta make sure that you are not losing yourself in the process of getting it.
Sometimes it’s ok to deviate from a goal or switch ladders or even give up on it entirely.
Here’s a line from Avicii’s Song I resonate with “One Day You’ll Leave This World Behind. So, Live A Life You Will Remember.”
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