We’re all, humans, surrounded by a materialistic culture and we experience first-hand the kind of happiness each time we get a specific title or object. You might even feel it from time to time, just like purchasing the new iPhone or basking in the scent of a fresh new vehicle. It’s not necessarily bad to come up with these things, though many times, the major reasons why we crave all this stuff are a bit misconstrued.
The truth, however, is that success appears to be ephemeral in all areas of everyday life. The smell of the new vehicle will fade away sooner or later. The new phone is going to be replaced in the nearer future, by a more cutting-edge gadget. Someday, someone stronger, younger and smarter will eventually come and certainly beat your record.
At a time where my self-defeating behavior highest, my issue was that I chased after the erroneous kind of success. Television as well as mass media would exemplify what the true meaning of success was. It was pictured as a brand new car, the promising job title, etc, and I would believe in it. It elicited tons of resentment, frustration, and jealousy. It’s because it always felt like I was making an attempt to catch up.
When I became aware of my behavior, it occurred to me that it was absolutely fruitless. If I kept chasing after these false objects of success and happiness what I would ultimately be doing is just running around in circles. From my personal point of view, life is about moving forward, and ending up where you began.
Redefining the true meaning of success
To lead the life you desire, you require setting your own objectives and idea of your success in compliance with what you actually want. That’s all about your life and your individual, fully customized idea of success.
If I were to define what success means, I would start small. It feels like it’s unreal to define this stuff without selling yourself short. For an author, a feeling of success is being capable of drafting up something everyday, regardless what day it is. For instance, I’m capable of writing up to 1000 words of just terrible stuff, though still be satisfied that I finished what I’m supposed to do. To beat myself up just because I didn’t manage to write a brilliant post is an absolutely false sense of success built around expectations, which aren’t my own.
Every person defines success in his own unique way. For some folks it’s getting up in the mornings and rushing to the gym. Others associate success with a calm and passive life, though all of them are united with a sense of accomplishment and joy.
We’re all, humans, surrounded by a materialistic culture and we experience first-hand the kind of happiness each time we get a specific title or object. You might even feel it from time to time, just like purchasing the new iPhone or basking in the scent of a fresh new vehicle.