Wisdom//

Don’t define success

Success is an art to be practiced daily.


Success is an art, to be practiced daily.

Almost everyone today wants to be successful. Be it a skinny guy wanting to put on some muscle, an average student wanting to score an A, an amateur writer wanting to write a best seller.

As you can see, the definitions of success is varied, and it is a mystery as to how people never get to that place.

You might succeed in becoming muscular, writing an article that gathers a million views or reach a thousand followers. All your mind thinks is : what next? How to maintain it? Is that success, no? As they say, the grass always looks greener on the other side. You might be in a place, better than you were at before. But you can never reach the place that can be called the best.

If you observe happy people, one thing which you can find strikingly obvious is that they don’t define success. They don’t sit like they have reached the top of the world. They keep focusing on improving themselves than before. Could this simple mindset bring you peace?

Suppose you write an article with the sole intention of getting humongous amounts of views and hearts. Your wish might come true. However, that won’t make you feel complacent with what you have done. If you get a hundred hearts, you desire for a thousand. If you get a thousand, you desire the same thing for your next article.

Now suppose you write an article with the sole intention of getting out your message to others, you will feel satisfaction at a mere comment acknowledging your answer.

So shall we redefine “ success “ ? I know I am contradicting the title itself.But I am not going to put the definition in a bounded box.

Success is when you are able to act as per your views and beliefs. It is when your heart and mind are in coordination. It is when you do what you love and love what you do.

Success is not a magical status, but rather an art of living peacefully and happily.

One has to keep striving to improve oneself and get satisfaction in just trying to do so. The other methods which are generally prescribed, like a list of steps to do daily won’t give you lasting happiness or the feeling of success.

Farewell…just go and be successful.

Originally published at medium.com

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Stijn Dijkstra / EyeEm/Getty Images
Wisdom//

5 Signs You're Already Way More Successful Than You Think

by Marcel Schwantes
Wisdom//

How to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

by Thomas Oppong
Purpose//

Are You Ready to Finally Change?

by Thomas Oppong

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.