I had an interesting experience over the weekend. Three of us were talking about an article written by a very wealthy person and their philosophy on how to be successful. I realized during the course of the conversation that I had done none of those things and in fact, in many cases I had done the exact opposite. I started to feel very unsuccessful. Clearly, since they have a net worth of $75M and I do not they must be right and I must be wrong. But as I was sitting there feeling very unsuccessful, I had to stop myself and look around and realize that I wasn’t celebrating all the wonderful things in my life and that was sad to me. I was suffering from thinking that money = success. Don’t get me wrong, money is a great thing, and it’s certainly an indicator for a lot of people of how successful someone is, but for me that kind of thinking is going to get me no where fast. So I decided I needed to define success for myself. It turned out to be a lot of fun so I wanted to share it with you. If we let society define success then we might not be addressing the most important things to us. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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