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How to Define Success on Your Own Terms

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How to Define Success on Your Own Terms
A wise person once said, "Nothing has meaning except the meaning we give it." Pretty simple, yet profound. Fortunately, this idea can be applied to virtually any hypothetical imaginable. Acts or omissions. Unsolicited advice. Unanticipated outcomes. Even how we define success.

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Intimate Relationships

Intimate Relationships

You and your partner are best able to define what you think a successful relationship looks like.

When assessing your relationship, instead of comparing it to other couples, ask: “How do we mutually contribute to making our lives better?

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Parenting

Parenting

Instead of criticizing yourself (or your children) for not being perfect, give yourself credit for being the best parent you can be. Enjoy your children for who they are.

If there are areas where you can do better, focus on those things and give them your best shot.

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Professional Achievements

Professional Achievements

You’ve worked hard to get where you are. Instead of comparing yourself to your friends and colleagues, appreciate the extent of what you have already achieved.

Then, challenge yourself in the next round of your journey.

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Material Possessions

Material Possessions

If you view material possessions as the overwhelming proof that someone is successful—maybe you’ve got it wrong.

The most successful people see acquiring material possessions as benefits of the labor bargain. 

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Happiness

Happiness

Happiness is a subjective concept. What makes one person happy may not satisfy the next. 

When determining whether you are “successful,” ask yourself whether you are happy.

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Marcus Aurelius

“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”

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The Meaning Of Meaning

The Meaning Of Meaning

The meaning of life generally means the relevance, significance or value of the same.

The quest for meaning is not a simple one, but a rabbit’s hole of further queries, ma...

Terrestrial Vs Cosmic Meaning

The question of meaning can be applied both to the individual (Terrestrial) and the world (Cosmic).

  • Terrestrial meaning tries to offer an answer to the question of the meaning of one’s own life.
  • Cosmic meaning delves into life in general, with religious and spiritual dimensions, looking at the macro-view.

"A Meaning" Vs "The Meaning"

  • ‘A’ Meaning is the fluid, ever-present and ongoing mechanisms of cognition, behaviour and life-cycles.
  • ‘The’ Meaning, on the other hand, is concerned with the integrated reference point inside the individual, helping him or her navigate life.

Being Insanely Successful By Going Against The Norm

Being Insanely Successful By Going Against The Norm
  • Success means different things to different people and is not always about bigger cars or the number of followers.
  • To achieve something extraordinary, you have to do something tha...

Being Aware of The Narrative Fallacy

The Narrative Fallacy makes us to see events as stories, with logical chains of cause and effect. When it comes to success, do not fall for the ‘narrative’ fallacy’ and think that great people became successful due to what happened to them, and if we emulate that, we will achieve the same result.

We need to do something extraordinary and exceptional to achieve great success, and that makes any successful person an exception, someone who did what few others were willing to do. Instead of googling for success, find what you want to do to change the world!

Success Is Something We Make Up

  • Very few of us went through childhood without getting any emotional scars.
  • Be it home or school, we suffered many problems when our impressionable mind wasn’t mature enough to handle them the way we can as an adult.
  • Our worldview becomes skewed, and we start to build upon the mutated version of the world around us, messing up with our lives.
  • Success by itself is not about money or fame or power, but our upbringing programs us to think about success in a certain way.