How do you measure success? Is success attainable? Once you’ve obtained success – is that it or are we constantly moving those goal posts? Its a tough concept and is so often perceived as the root to happiness. At one point are we content with what we have achieved?
I feel like my life has always been in pursuit of more. Bigger, better… more. I can’t say its a bad thing. I could rest on my laurels at any point and say “there I’ve done it” – nabbed that client, achieved that promotion, started a family etc. But I can’t – I am always striving for more. Whether that’s a good thing is tough to say. Am I putting too much pressure on myself to achieve? Am I creating stress in my life in not settling for what I have already? Sure, I guess that’s always the case.
Now get ready – are you sitting down? Here’s where I get all existential on your poor ass. I think this is the meaning of life. Simply put – experience. Learning more, striving for more, feeling more. Its all a spiritual education and experience is the teacher.
When I think about life this way, I feel more open to whatever is thrown my way. Good or bad – this is just further education. Take from it what you can – learn from mistakes, learn from triumphs. It certainly makes things easier to handle when taking this view.
And achieving SUCCESS is simply striving to learn more. Happiness is enjoying the process.
PS – this one is for you Maman!