What a word. It's often associated with the type of car you drive, the size of the house you own, and the number in your bank account.
But all of those are just...things.
Things that really don't mean much in the grand scheme of things.
I mean think about it. What are you going to do as you're lying on your death bed?
Are you going to want to walk through your large mansion just one more time?
Are you going to want to open your bank account and look at the amount of dollars you've accumulated in a lifetime just one last time?
Are you going to want to take a joyride in your Mercedes just one final drive?
C'mon now! Of course not.
You're going to want to be surrounded by the people you care about, the ones whose lives you touched.
And at that, you don't want a large audience surrounding you, just the few people that are close to you.
See, the idea of success in society is so materialistic, but at the end of the day (or at the end of life for that matter), those material things dissipate and become ever so meaningless.
I encourage you not to measure success on what you have, but on what you can give.
Focus on a purpose, an underlying principle that drives you. Perhaps that's honesty, or maybe justice, or peace. Whatever it is...
Find something that offers more value than any sort of dollar sign can ever be worth and let that determine your level of success.
Success is a lot easier to obtain when you make it something inside of you that you're willing to give, rather than something external you're trying to obtain. Remember that.
Success is not about working hard to get. It's about being at peace with yourself and who you are.
it's about relaxing and embracing your laziness.
My measure of success in writing this blog and recording my podcast is being able to provide value and insight to you, not so much the amount of clicks I get or sponsors that pay me.
Numbers are arbitrary.
Be the Dude and Abide. Make your measure of success simple. You'll feel a lot more happy and fulfilled.
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