The Meaning of Success
Don't search for the meaning of life, make your
life have meaning.
Few people look at the real meaning of success.
You may see someone rich or famous and think they are successful, are they
All too often you will read about a star who has overdosed on drugs or is
involved in a messy divorce.
They will sometimes get themselves committed to a psychiatric or rehab facility.
That does not sound like success to me.
One of the richest people I ever saw was also one of the most miserable.
He was so afraid of people trying to take advantage of him that he never let
Even his family was totally alienated from him. He died alone. Did he know the
meaning of success?
Where should you be Successful?
There are many areas in a persons life. Self, family, friends, work, community
and so on.
Here are some areas you should consider. You may want to add more.
To be truly successful, each of these areas need to be properly balanced.
Obviously not all of these will have equal importance, set your priorities, just
try not to ignore any of them.
Take a look at each of the blocks
in the chart, then take a minute or two to see how you could improve on it. I am
not talking major changes, just minor improvements. For example, smile at people
or throw bread crumbs out for the birds. If you do this on a regular basis,
maybe once a week, then your life will gradually expand.
Build Harmony in your Life
When someone concentrates on just one or two of these areas, then the others will fight
A workaholic will probably lose his family and friends,
then become an alcoholic.
It is not always easy to keep everything in harmony. Sometimes you will need to
pay a lot more attention
to one area and leave the rest. For example you suffer a financial setback and
the bill collectors are beating
on your door. For a while all of your time and efforts go into making money.
Does this mean everything else has to suffer? NO. There are ways to lessen the
impact on the other areas of your life.
Probably the best way is
Communication. On other pages of this site you will
find information on communication and other
tools you can use to achieve success. Check the navigation tabs on the left of
So, what is the meaning of success? Real success is winning in all areas of your
life. It's almost like juggling, not an easy task but quite achievable. Picture
each area of your life, see how they could all be in harmony, imagine how that
You Can Do It
Just keep trying and growing. Success is not a one shot deal, it
takes persistence and continual attention. You must expect barriers and
resistance on the road to success, click on the
fear of success
link to find out where they come from. There are many wins along the way, you should have fun reaching your goals.
Continue reading through these pages to find the tools you need, some you will
already know but get some new insights.
You will see that this page is titled the
meaning of success, this is different
than the definition of success.
To view my definition of success go to the
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