Is success about money?
Peace of mind?
I think it's about all those things and more.
The definition of success varies.
Let me give you my basic definition of success:
A successful person has these six things:
PEACE OF MIND -
This means freedom from want, fear, and worry.
This covers both physical and mental health.
Doesn't mean being in the shape of an
Olympic athlete, but rather that you
take care of yourself.
PART OF A COMMUNITY -
This is really important, and mostly
ignored by many people.
We are social animals, and we need
to have people around us who share
FINANCIAL FREEDOM -
This doesn't necessarily mean
millions of dollars.
It means having enough money to handle
your needs, and/or being able to raise
money to cover any expenses.
John Lennon once said if he wanted a pool,
he'd write a song.
That's financial freedom in action.
WORTHY GOALS AND IDEAS -
This is about having a vision
of your future.
What's your future look like?
Is it making enough money working part time
to allow you a good lifestyle and more
time with your kids?
Is to retire early so you can travel?
Is it to be your own boss?
A worth goal is never expressed
in just dollar terms.
It's expressed as a lifestyle.
FEELING OF PERSONAL FULFILMENT -
This one is listed last because
it is the result of the first
five ingredients of success.
When we have or are making good
progress towards the first five
items, we feel good about ourselves.
(These six ingredients were originally
written by Brian Tracy in his book "Goals.")
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