Success & happiness
August 29, 2012 § 2 Comments
I have been thinking a lot lately about success and happiness. And how they contribute to one another, or don’t, and whether they should, or shouldn’t. It occurs to me that if one’s happiness is influenced by one’s success, then it becomes very important to consider what success, in that person’s mind, actually consists of.
Is it a rank, status, or position attained? Is it a task perfectly completed? Or is it a task well-attempted, with lessons learned along the way? Is success reached by doing something with confidence even though it’s scary, or with a cheerful attitude even though it’s unpleasant? And how often do all these things change?
What are the expected outcomes in place when you are measuring yourselves, dear ones, and are they right? Are they fair to the reality of where you are, in all your human imperfection, in all your human potential?
You see I have more questions than answers. But the questions are the sign of the journey, and being willing to wander that way is a success in itself.