Thursday, October 15, 2009
what is Happiness? what about Success???
My question is how do you measure happiness? Is it that Yacht that you go cruising on in the summer time or maybe that BMW in your garage. Everyone measures happiness on different scales that's for sure and we each have our own perception of this.
Monday makes the world go round, we all know this in our day and age. I always said I would like to make enough $ to always be able to pay the bills and to send at least one kid through college. As I ventured out of college, I had one thing on my mind and that was making he big bucks and getting a fancy car to roll around in so that people could have a perceived notion that I was "successful". I mean after all, isn't that one of the major components in our life that we initially base success on, looks and appearances?
Good quotes on "success":
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.
So how do you measure success and happiness? Is it the Saturday morning Lemonade stand out in your front yard with your son or daughter excited about selling their supply. Is it winning a local road race that you have had your eye on, or perhaps that big promotion at work to make mega bucks and live lavishly?
As I have left college and grown into a man, my view on this has changed a good bit. Now I see happiness as being close with good friends and family, sometimes enjoying activities with these characters involves having money which could mean "being successful". We are such a shallow society that we base everything on our titles. Manager, CFO, CEO, account specialist, and so on, they way that I look at it, we get out of bed the same way in the morning. We are all the same, we want to be happy and spend time with people who have a zest for life in whatever way you see it similar.
What Makes you happy? What makes you successful?