How do you measure success?

Posted September 18th, 2017

Everyone has their own definition of success. It’s not your job to live up to someone else’s idea of success. Your accomplishments and successes are yours. And you get to measure success by your own standards.

All too often, we use wealth to measure our societal success. But the truth is, success can’t be measured in dollar signs. Here are some alternative ways to define success:

The purest evidence of true success is happiness. If you are rich in happiness and feel fulfilled in your life, you are living a life of purpose and value.

Success can be defined as the amount of people you have helped through your life to make their lives better. Winston Churchill once said, “You make a life by what you get, but you make a living by what you give.” At the end of our lifetimes, what we’ve given away and who we’ve helped is what we will be remembered for.

Hard Work
At the end of the day, knowing you’ve done your very best is its own reward. Sometimes success is in the journey. Abundance Having a life full of family, friends, love, and good health is success in its own right. Success is understanding that it takes being a friend to earn a friend. It takes being interested in others to be interesting to others. And it takes giving love to get love.

Overcoming Fear
Personally, I feel the most successful when I’ve accomplished something despite my dear. Doing things that challenge you, take you out of your comfort zone, require some calculated risk, is a great hallmark for success.

Successful people never stop learning. Looking for new opportunities, experiences, knowledge and surrounding yourself with positive people is a recipe for success.

Showing up. Even when you don’t want to. That’s what success looks like. Life will always hand you an excuse for staying home, not going after that thing you want, quitting when it gets too hard. But truly successful people know that giving up isn’t an option.

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”
John Wooden