As a father of two year old twin girls, my definition of success has been radically altered over the last few years.
What became evident is we are all striving for such different things in our lives, yet our model for success continues to be so similar.
Success is typically synonymous with the riches, fame, and the freedom. You are the source of envy if you are rich and live in a huge mansion, but is this all success really consists of? Should we strive for nothing more than the attention and the riches?
Our definition of success has become way too narrow. We must start taking a more well-rounded approach to defining what truly matters to us.
What type of person are you? What way do you treat your children as a parent? How do others view you? Do you lend a hand or expect a handout?
Equating wealth and prestige with success can be very dangerous. Because so much gets sacrificed along the way.
You can be rich if you make sacrifices relentlessly and focus on nothing else. At the end of 20 years, you will be rich with no family and friends to enjoy the riches with. Is that really worth striving for?
I think we must take a step back from the traditional ways in which we define success and come at it from a more holistic approach.
Moving forward my definition of success has nothing to do with the amount of money in my bank account. It’s the way I live my life. It’s defined by how much I help others. It’s defined by the way I talk to and interact with my kids. It’s the patience and love I show with my wife.
Because ultimately if us striving for success won’t result in fulfillment and happiness, what’s the point?
How do you define success?