What is Success?

I receive a lot of emails in my inbox, as do most people. However, my favorite ones are from published authors because they always have plain text, easy to read, words of wisdom that inspire me to think.

Today I received one Neil Strauss’ list (although it wasn’t from him directly) about success:

Why do you want to be ‘successful’?

What excites you?

What makes you feel fulfilled?

I’ve asked myself these very questions, however, when someone else asks you, it makes you think. I’m very guilty of plugging on day after day, striving for an ultimate end goal, thinking once I reach “success” that I’ll be happy. I don’t know why I want to be successful except for that fact that I don’t want to be a failure. I want to achieve something great and be known for contributing to something that benefited society. That’s what excites and fulfills me, so I guess it’s all interrelated.

“When you can build the desire to market and sell a product or service…You’ll never have a money problem in your life.”

Success is just the pathway to my happiness. It’s not the end goal, it’s the pathway of working towards excitement and fulfillment.


Image via Huffington Post

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