This question has come up for me recently. I thought I’d ask all of you! I know I want to make a difference. Exactly how I don’t fully know yet. I do know that I (to paraphase Ralph Waldo Emerson) want to know that one life has breathed easier because I have lived.
So what is the measurement of success? Is it money, having a business that is well known? Is it having influence in the business world? Is it having a big house? What about being mentioned in business magazines? How often must it happen? Is it having more than your neighbors, or acquaintances or family members? Is it having more houses, more toys, more cars, more clothes? Is it having employees and prestige? Is having a title important to you?
Or do you measure personal success with having loving, caring friends, enjoying life, accepting who you are with love? Is it enjoying a sunset, a flower, playing with your children, your pets? Is success measured by how you make people feel or how they feel about your possessions?
And if you don’t achieve your personal success goals, can you still be happy? If nothing else, I hope this post is thought provoking and causes some inner reflection.