Hi I’m Harish from Fullonstudy. Today I’m here to answer an important question, i.e. What is Success ? The answer which I’m going to share is not mine. I am using the definition of success by the book ‘You can Win‘ by Shiv Khera. Buy Now the Book ‘You can win!’ here :
What makes a person successful? How do we recognize success? What are the manifestations of success? How do we know we have arrived?
What is Success ?
To some people, success might mean wealth. To others, it may be recognition, good health, a good family, happiness, satisfaction or peace of mind. What this really tells us is that success is subjective. Success means different thing to different people. The definition that I feel best summarize ‘success’ is :
“Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy goal.”
The above definition is given by Earl Nightingale .
Let’s look at the above definition of success carefully.
‘Progressive’ means that success is a journey, not a destination. It’s an ongoing process. We never arrive. After we reach one goal, we go on to the next and the next and so on.
‘Realisation’ means it is an experience. Outside forces cannot make me feel successful. I have to feel it within myself.It is internal not external. That is why what often appears success externally may be total hollowness internally. No wonder we hear of some celebrities and billionaires taking drugs and commiting suicide because they feel emptiness internally .
‘Worthiness’ determines the quality of our journey. Can people have unworthy goals in their lives? The answer is, Yes! What makes a goal worthy? It is our value system which determines the quality of our journey. Whenever we talk about values, whose values are we talking about and who are we to judge? We talk of universal values & eternal values. Universal values mean that they cut across countries, cultures & religions. Eternal means, they were here before we came & they will be here after we’re gone.
Worthiness is what gives meaning & fulfillment. Success without fulfillment is empty. That’s like good looks without goodness. In life we need substance over form, not form over substance.
‘Goals’ Goals are important because they give us a sense of direction. Our destination determines the direction we take.
“Success & happiness go hand in hand. Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get.“