Success in life carries a different meaning for different people. For some, success is all about achieving their materialist goals and be at the top of the mountain in your work field. For others, it is all about becoming like someone else and having a lot of money and fame. But when you talk about success in life and not just success in anything, you have to consider what life is all about.
You may be a successful businessman, but your personal life may be in a mess. Hence, you cannot say you are successful in life because life is a compilation of everything that you have and it includes both your personal, professional and even spiritual life.
You may call yourself successful in professional life, but if you don’t have happiness in personal life or you are not spiritually blissful, you are yet to be successful in life.
In other words, it is how well you balance every aspect of your life that makes you successful in life.
Is Material Success Everything In Life?
Most people have the notion that you cannot balance everything and it is a theatrical scenario that is pleasant to ears and never a reality. They are also under the myth that if you have a great professional life and you are earning a lot of money, naturally, you will be happy in personal life and maybe blissful from within. For example, a celebrity has achieved everything he wanted to achieve in his professional life. But in personal life, he is changing girlfriends almost every year, his fights with his girlfriends always make the news and hence, he is always troubled from within. He goes to parties every night not just to enjoy himself but also to forget the harsh reality of his troubled life.
Would you call him a successful person in life?
Where Does The Fault Lie In Our Judgment?
Some people may call him successful in life and want to be like him. But they never realize the mistake in their judgment unless they walk in the shoes of the so-called successful people. The fault lies in the way we grow up. As we grow up, our society literally labels someone who is earning more people to be successful in life. But they never talk about a person who is earning enough and living a blessed life with his family. Maybe he does not have a car to show off because it is not a necessity for him, but he does have the happiness in his family and within himself. It should be you who should be setting the goals of how to be successful in life without getting influenced by what the society, your parents or your friends say. If you have enough money to buy everything necessary, make everyone happy and wherever you go, happiness follows from within as well as from the people who really matter in your life, you are successful in life.
Being Successful Is A Balanced Act
Most of the people think that we cannot balance everything in our life. You have to make some people laugh, and others cry. Again, it is an assumption, and it is because of lack of people who are worthy to be called as successful in life. First of all, stop comparing yourself and your goals with others. Ask yourself how much success in professional life will make your happy, what are the things in your personal life will make you and your family members happy and how you could be blissful even when no one is around.
It is important to understand that when you have enough wealth, awesome health, and smooth relationship with everyone, you are an example of success in life. You have to believe that it is possible rather than believing in what someone else tells you about being successful in life. At the end of the day, you are always believing something or the other, then why not believe in the truth of life that success in life is about balancing every aspect that you can possibly associate with. It is not about getting full marks in mathematics and scoring poorly in other subjects. It is also not about getting high marks in all other subjects and poor marks in mathematics which is the most important subject for your future.
It is all about getting good marks in all subjects. Set realistic goals for every subject and aspect of life and work towards them to achieve your goals.
Keep your balance right, believe in your goals and define the definition of real success in life for others.