The Aspects of Success
Several people can be quoted saying that success is relative.
What a person may have achieved in their lifetime may or may not
be considered as successful by another person.
It may be true that success can be measured through different
ways. Success can be associated with the possession of different
things that can be standards on how far a person has gone
through their career. Here are some definitions to which success
is being related.
* Success is Financial Freedom
This is probably the most widely known meaning associated with
success. People say that financial freedom is being able to
provide for oneself or one's family without having to worry
about how much they are spending.
Financial freedom is also associated with being able to buy what
you want because you have the money to spend. In this way,
financial freedom also includes acquiring the things that you
have been dreaming of. It may be having your dream house, your
own luxury car, your shares of stocks, a sports club membership
- whatever a person has dreamed that they can acquire when they
are in the peak of their careers.
* Success is being a Company's Executive.
Some people define success as getting to the top of the career
ladder. They aim to be one of the company's executives who can
make critical decisions for the company and their employees.
There are people who work hard to achieve this goal. They
associate being the top executive as having the authority and
the respect of their subordinates. They feel that they have
achieved enough if their skills were recognized and they were
promoted to the highest positions in the company.
* Success is getting your Dream Job.
There are people whose goals are to get their dream job. Due to
the difficulty in finding a job these days, people settle to
work in a job that they don't even like. Some even decide to get
a job that is not even related to their field of study or their
After spending time in that job, or being able to provide for
the family or send the kids to school, these people try to find
opportunities in their chosen field. Many times, these people do
not even consider how much they will be paid, or if they will be
rejected since they will be neophytes in their chosen field.
They feel that their ultimate goal is being able to do what they
love to do. However, only few people discover what they love to
do early in life. Lucky are those young people who started
working in the path to their dream job. There are also people
who spend so much time in one career only to discover later on
that they wanted to do something else.
* Success is Owning Stocks and not having to Work.
There are people who define success as the time when you can
just sit back and relax without having to worry about how you
will earn the money that you will spend for the rest of your
These people have the financial stability obtained through some
business investments and through purchasing stocks. They are
usually people who would like to travel and enjoy the extremes
of life without having to be so much concerned about the
* Success is being able to Nurture your Family
Some people associate success with having raised one's kids
well. They feel that if they have sent the kids to a good
school, provide for their needs and spend quality family time is
the ultimate success that they can achieve.
After all, for them, being able to nurture their kids well is
their greatest task in life.
* Success is being able to Share
Idealists can define achieving success when they have the
knowledge and the wisdom that they can share to their colleagues
and the rest of the world. Volunteers describe success as being
able to share what they have without thinking what they can get
Success can really be defined in many ways. Whatever personal
meaning you have for success, what is important is that you do
your best to achieve your goals, you abide by the rules of life
and you use your skills to the fullest.