The Book Of Me: Prompt 61 -- How Do You Measure Success?
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This week's prompt is - How do you measure success?
Can success be measured?
Medals or Trophies
Money or reward
How others view you?
I think success can be measured but I think each person measures success differently. My concern in this life is how I define success.
If I set forth goals and am able to achieve them while maintaining my integrity, I consider that a success.
Status is directly linked to the ego. I am now much less concerned with things that are considered status symbols. I am more concerned with how something makes me feel nowadays versus how something looks. Well, that's not entirely true. I do like nice clothes but the reasons are not because how I think others will perceive me but rather how it boosts my spirit. If I think I look nice then I feel better about myself and therefore, I feel more confident.
In regards to money, success to me means that my family and I are content and we have the things we need to live a good quality of life. I don't have to have the biggest house or most expensive car. I just like to have the ability to get from point a to point b and have enough space to live in so that my husband, kids and I aren't barking at each other constantly.
In this life, I want to keep learning as much as I can and for as long as I can. I love learning new things and different ways of thinking.
Finally, if success were a destination, then I would say I have already arrived. These folks pictured here are how I gauge my success in life. I look to there faces and check in to see that they are happy, healthy, and growing bright in spirit and mind. This is where I find my joy. Oh yeah, I forgot I'm leaving someone out.