For many people, success is restricted to financial prosperity. Social media, Hollywood movies as well as bloggers, and advertisements in social networks make us believe that a successful person is always rich in terms of money. It is believed that people who are not wealthy are losers. Is it true? Let’s find out what success is and what it means to be successful.
Success is an achievement of your goals. It doesn’t matter what kind of goals are reached. If one sets a clear goal and then achieves it, this person is successful indeed, as it takes quite a lot of effort to reach it.
Success isn’t always measured by how much money you have unless your goal is closely connected with finances.
Can a simple teacher be successful? Yes, they can! If they set big goals to become an expert in their profession, then achieve them while also getting the professional acknowledgment of their colleagues, this person is truly successful. They also manage to live off their salary. Nevertheless, this teacher can be defined as successful.
Money is not a goal for this person because they knew all along that they wouldn’t earn much money as a teacher. They chose to be it for other reasons. That is why it is wrong to estimate the success of this person by counting their money. A successful person is someone who achieves their goals.
Can a rich person be a loser? Absolutely. Imagine a person who was born and grew up in a wealthy family and inherited the entire fortune. However, this person can’t do anything because everything has already been done for them. This person doesn’t have aims in life, as there has always been abundance and no need to strive for anything else. Having inherited the fortune, this person can do nothing but throw parties or play casino. They don’t even think about the future or what is going to happen after the money is spent. They can invest money without thinking properly and then lose it for good in one day. This is an example of a rich loser.
A lot of money doesn’t make you a successful person unless you earned it by yourself.
Success is the ability to achieve your goals.
To cut a long story short, it is fair to say that success is measured by the number of goals achieved rather than money.