What defines success?

Success is relative.

However, the society we live in today shares the ideological viewpoint, that success equates to having infinite resources; including money, cars etc.

Which in turn reminds me of successful by Drake and Trey Songz:

“I want the money, money and the cars, cars and the clothes, the hoes… I suppose…. I just want to be, I just want to be successful”

Since when was success defined by these terms?

In “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” Deepak Chopra defines success as;

“The continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals,”

Ok, so we all know that have disputed to whether or not happiness exists , lets say for arguments sake that it does. This then implies that order to be successful, we need to be happy and extrapolate that internalised feeling. Money can’t buy happiness (or so i’m told), so if happiness equates to success but money doesn’t feed into happiness, then logically money x success shouldn’t be a thing.

Anyway, the point I wanted to make was this:

Success isn’t and should in no way be related to anything of monetary value. As long as you are comfortable within yourself and the path that you are on, then that my friend is the definition of  success.

“If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience,” he writes in the book, “you will find your definition of success.”

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