People oftentimes holds a very narrow definition of success. They think it's all about getting rich, having the perfect relationship, or having a billion dollar business. Most of the times, they attach famous people to their image of success.
Those people weren't wrong. It's how they define success. In fact, if I was also personally asked what's the meaning of success, I would've answered the same.
But while writing this article, I have been wondering, Is success really all about wealth? Do someone needs to get rich to feel successful?
What does SUCCESS means to me?
Here's my take. Growing up, I always believe success is being able to achieved and accomplished all your goals in life. But one thing I've realized is that there is more to that. It is not just about that. What's the sense of having accomplished your goals if you are not happy? If what you've done isn't what you like? This is true nowadays, especially to newer generations. Some parents decide for their children's future without taking into considerations what their children really wants. I know some people who are like that, they are force to take a career path which they really don't like but they have to because their parents want them to. Yes, you may be super rich someday, you may be a doctor, an engineer, or a pilot someday, but would that make you happy?
We must set our goals, objectives and trajectories based on what we desire, not what someone else wants for us.
True success is being able to achieve something with happiness in our hearts. Success really isn't about getting rich, it is about getting to feel that genuine happiness, the feeling of fulfillment because you are doing what you love to do. If we fail to do what we love and pursue someone else's path, we may end frustrated and unhappy. That isn't success at all. Bruce Lee once said:
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself; do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
For me, the path of success begins with asking yourself, "What makes me happy?".