What does success look like to you?
Most people believe that when they reach a certain point in their careers, that they will instantly become fulfilled. For a lot of people, the image of success involves a person in a business suit, sitting on a huge yacht with a suitcase of money and a big fat smile on their face. Generally speaking, this false idea of success that we have created in our society is one that involves money, power, fame… and little else.
For some reason it seems we tend to measure the attainment of success as only being the accumulation of material things. We often associate success with greed, competition, and even aggressiveness. But these traits have very little in common with success, and are certainly not necessary qualities to have in order to obtain it.
The truth of the matter is that, although we separate them, success and fulfilment are one in the same.
In order to be truly successful we must find a balance in our lives which includes all aspects of the human experience: Financial, spiritual, emotional and relational. If you were to have huge ‘success’ in one of those areas, but in doing so rejected or neglected another, then you have not achieved success.
Source: SUCCESS WITHOUT FULFILMENT IS THE ULTIMATE FAILURE, CHIARA GIZZI