Success is a word that is probably the most desired feeling that all want to experience. Perhaps in the pursuit of our goals and also in day to day life. It can be said that ‘real achievement’ is achieving a serious or extraordinaire position in our selected sector or region; it can be athletics, politics or even education. We’ve equated success with wealth, money, vehicles, houses, and so many mundane stuff in the globe we live in today. Many think that the individual is successful once an individual has sufficient cash to be able to afford what he or she wants.
While it is important to note that having money is a part of being successful that is not always the case. You can classify a rich person as being successful, but there are a lot of people around us that are seemingly rich yet still count themselves as not successful. An article written by Eric Turner, entitled ‘Being Rich Does Not Make You Successful’ tells how he works with many types of people from being suicidal to having a severe mental illness, but while he may not make tons ‘[he] would consider [himself] very successful.’ If this is true, then we can safely conclude that success is deeper, that money or other superficial and physical things do not define success. Money is very important to success in life, but it is not a necessity. Neither is it the only key to success in life. Some might consider themselves successful even if they are below the poverty line. It’s very much subjective.
Real success is far beyond the physical stuff we can see, true success is all about the feeling of fulfillment we get when we’re doing a job or doing something, it’s the happiness we get just by remembering what we’ve accomplished, true success has to do with a lot of favorable emotions about ourselves and pride in what we’ve been able to do. True achievement can only be accomplished within one’s self. That is why many individuals we think are successful still believe they are not. They simply are not pleased with what they are doing or because they feel they can get so much more out of life. From this, we can see that real achievement in life is very crucial yet many live not knowing what their true success is but we keep searching for it hoping that the next will be the one.