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How Should We Define Success in Our Lives? by Dating Connections
this article was submitted to me by our next guest blogger, I knew it
would be a perfect fit for the Writing in the Modern Age blog (#WritModAge).
Of course, we should always pursue our dreams to the best of our
abilities, but this is some great advice that will really help writers
at any stage of their careers, or really anyone. Take it away!
How Should We Define Success in Our Lives?
by Dating Connections
One of the most
interesting things about the definition of success is that it is ever-changeable,
depending on an individual’s unique perception of it. Moreover, there are no
universal standards and measurement units that can precisely calculate and
put it into a certain category. Some people, for instance, think they are
successful if they manage to meet people online while others believe it’s
about having as many zeros as possible in their bank account.
let’s take a look at some of the main components of success that can help us
make our own definition of it.
What is Success?
According to the
majority of dictionaries, the definition of success
represents the status where one has achieved a certain aim or objective. A
successful person, therefore, is the one that has achieved desired goals or
fulfilled their visions, no matter what these are. For some, it’s all about
social prosperity and wealth, while some derive their joy from being successful
at maintaining harmonious family relationships. And none of these are actually
What is Failure?
Failure is the
opposite of success and can be defined as trying to achieve a vision or a goal
while failing to do so. On the other hand, failure is often an integral part of
trying to succeed in something, and is also beneficial because it teaches us how
to be stronger and more persistent in achieving something that is of great
importance to us. The motive of failure is also present in the lives of some - in
the opinion of the majority - successful people, who regardless of their celebrity
status have been involved with certain scandals, narcotic and alcohol abuses or
even worse. And this is a great example that social status is not necessarily a
source of true happiness and joy because it’s pretty clear that those people
didn’t experience either from their wealth or attained fame.
What is Accomplishment?
accomplishment can be observed as completion of one challenge on our way to
success, or a subgoal of a kind that makes us one step closer to the desired
outcome, which is as we have already mentioned - success. Namely, people are
often aware that their vision of success is not something that can be achieved
overnight, so they are setting these subgoals that will ultimately bring them
to it. And these separate accomplishments do wonders for one’s motivation
indeed because they provide an individual with a necessary strength to move on
toward their ultimate and true goal.
Tim Gouw, pexels.com
We can take, for
instance, a person who wants to be a writer and ultimately publish a book. They
can decide to start their own blog or make guest appearances on other people’s
blogs. So, whenever their blog post gets published, they are one step closer to
their desired objective. How come? First, they are able to see what kind of
reaction their content entices in readers, and second - they will possibly
create an interested audience that will be happy to read their book the moment
it gets out.
So once they get the necessary dose of motivation, the
hard-working part won’t seem so hard, right?
emotional response to it
Sadly, there are
many people who forget that success isn’t always something that the majority
approves, so they often fail at achieving it. There are literally
thousands of examples of people who are working insanely just so they can get a
promotion or a bigger paycheck at the end of the month. In the meantime, they
completely neglect their family and friends because they believe that success
is measured solely by the size of their wallet. Furthermore, we can also
analyze numerous celebrities who continuously fail at having a balanced life.
In some cases, they succumb to pressure and a fame-related depression that
doesn’t allow them to have functional private lives.
How to set up
our own definition of success?
usually encompasses having a deep and honest conversation with ourselves that
can help us realize what is it that we want from life.
What truly makes us
happy? Is it a hobby that can be turned into a prosperous business? Good.
Is it admitting that we’re actually not that ambitious like we thought we were,
and we just want to have a peaceful family life and a high-quality
communication with our kids and a partner instead? Awesome!
Joel Carter, pexels.com
Just remember that
there is no right and wrong and that our goal should be tailored entirely in
accordance with our own desires and the sense of joy we could ultimately derive
from it.It is also okay to have
multiple attempts at trying to figure out what is it that we want, because
only then we will have our vision of success crystal clear before our eyes,
just waiting to be conquered.
Gerd Altmann, pexels.com
couldn't have said it better myself. How encouraging! This is so helpful for writers and
readers alike! Maybe we should celebrate each of our smaller achievements as if they are, in fact, great, as they
eventually add up to the much larger goal. And certainly, it's always a good idea to keep everything realistic too, to better gauge which goals may or may not provide a certain satisfaction.
For anyone else, this advice about defining success can definitely aid us in all parts of our lives.
Thanks again for your insight, Dating Connections! A pleasure to have you once again on Writing in the Modern Age!
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