When you think of success, what comes to mind? One might say success is bringing home lots of money. Another might say that success is feeling like you’re satisfied. A third person may disagree and say that success is feeling consistently productive and accomplished. Or that you’re lucky. Or that you’re happy without a worry in the world. What elements comprise your recipe for success, and how do you define it?
I leveraged my large community of Twitter followers to get a sense of how people define success. Even in this economy, the collective decided that if you’re happy, you’re successful.
@tamar loving what you do; doing what you love, and making enough money to sustain it.
@tamar When I walk in the front door each night, if I have the ability to smile & the energy to cook dinner after working all day… SUCCESS
@tamar Success: Feeling satisfied with who you are and where you are without apathy or complacency while positively affecting others.
@tamar I also like: "Success is a multidimensional destination of continuous improvement" also from my book. Send the link 2 ur blog.
@tamar "Success is to be ready when the opportunity comes" – I mentioned this in my book "Connecting My Dots"
@tamar Success is health, happiness, joy, prosperity, harmony and inner peace
@tamar Being able to do what makes you happy, comfortably, for the maximum amount of time.
@tamar Success = Being Happy with your journey with an eye on your destination
@tamar or to put it another way, being at the point where you’re content with your life
@tamar having what you want, and wanting what you have, and not lusting after anything else
@tamar At the end of the day, being able to fully say that I’m happy and have no regrets.
@tamar success is pursuing your interests and activities on your own terms rather than at the whim of others
@tamar: "The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t." – Zig Ziglar
@tamar "Success is knowing ur creating a career based on ur passionate interests, helping people succeed, and leaving a legacy of peace
@tamar success is waking up in the morning. everything else is cake.
What About You?
Lateral Action readers, what have you achieved when you feel successful? Do you find that you are reaching success on a consistent basis? Share your tips in the comments!
About the Author: Tamar Weinberg is Lateral Action’s Associate Editor. Tamar is a former contributor to Lifehacker and displays her skills as a social media maven at her blog Techipedia.