What is “success” and how is it measured? How do we know if we have it, we are deluding ourselves into thinking that we have it, or if we are unable (or incapable) of having it? If we have it, how do we hold onto it? Or, is it fleeting like a breeze and it may envelop us for a few moments, hours, or days and then float away beyond our control?
My argument is that if we are internally feeling good (by ourselves, with no feedback or input for any other people), we have attained “success.” If I look in the mirror while getting ready for work and I think to myself, “You look great!”; isn’t that “success”? Why is it that some people would have a good feeling (internally) and then go out into the world and encounter others that would change their definition of “success” and of themselves? Even famous and wealthy people are not always content (which is an ingredient for my personal definition of success) so those aspects are not sufficient to define “success.”
If I am unhappy, broke, stressed out, etc., how am I “successful”? Just because other people think I am “successful” does not mean that I actually am. We are not going to “find success” via [...]