True Meaning of Success

What is the meaning of success? The dictionary says that the meaning of success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, and the attainment of popularity or profit. Seems pretty cut and dry – but success means different things to different people. For some, success means having a 6-figure income, for others, it means becoming a millionaire. Others view success as building their own company, making it on Oprah, being invited to the royal wedding or buying a house. The only true meaning of success … is what you view success to be in your life.

If you take away the money and the material possessions, what does success mean to you? Success is a mindset. I’d love to see a study where they take a look at the happiness levels of a person who set income goals vs. a person who set outcome goals. For instance, Subject A sets a goal of making $10,000 per month whereas Subject B sets a goal of helping 100 people.

I’m a curious person and am often fascinated by the lives of others and how and where they find success and happiness. At the end of the day, I think being happy is the true meaning of success. So remember, if you are working hard towards success don’t forget to ask yourself … what will truly make me happy?

I hope you have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


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