One of the truths that I find most frustrating as a fellow entrepreneur and a coach is that many of the people I interact with believe that success, in whatever field of endeavor they are currently striving for, is rather like winning the lottery.
Many people want things–they want to be rich, they want to be at the top of their profession, they want a successful marriage, they want to raise great kids, they want to be respected in their community, and so on. But very few people actually know why they want these things.
Do you truly value these dreams? Or have you accepted the dreams of others as being “success”?
How do you define success?
Is it money, career, love, marriage, family, friendship, respect, community?
I think success should be measured in happiness, not dollars. And for that to be the case, it normally means love, relationships and community – not money.
How many lives do I touch with mine? How many hearts? Who has been changed by my existence in a positive way? I hope that people judge me as a good person and that if I died tomorrow that there would be great mourning.
That would be a life well-lived!