How would you describe a successful life?
Some think it is just $$$$Money, others think love and others think family and friends???
Just curious what you think defines a successful life?
I think if you can:
1. love and be loved
2. have family and friends that are truly there for you.
3. love what you do.
those are the things that really matter .
curious to hear your thoughts!
Happiness and fulfilment are the two main criteria. There are many ways to achieve those two things.
Having a loving family works for a lot of people, but not everyone is lucky enough to have that, and they can still achieve happiness/fulfilment.
Ditto friends - even loners can be happy.
The trick is to work out what works for you.
You often hear of people on their deathbed, looking back on their lives and saying, "I wish I'd taken that trip" or "I wish I'd spent more time with my family" etc. Funnily enough, you never hear, "I wish I'd earned more money."
So a good exercise is to ask yourself, - if you died tomorrow, what would you wish you'd done? Because let's face it, you could get knocked down by a bus any day, so if there's something you've left undone in your life, you'd better get on with it right now!
I've used this as a guiding light for a long time. If I died tomorrow, I'd certainly regret going, but I wouldn't be saying, "I wish I'd..." because I'm happy with what I've done with my life.
Causing no harm; adding no stress.
Having a family that can and does depend on you.
Doing a job that you care about; believe has meaning; believe contributes something to the word.
One in which when one wakes up in the morning, they want to get up.
Is that a thing? Are there really ppl out there who hear the alarm clock go off and they jump out of bed excited about the possibilities. lol... I can't really wrap my mind around it.
You are right. I suspect such people are few and far between. Kind of a sad commentary on the reality we have been given to live in.
However, who might some of these people be? We could post our guesses here. I'll start.
Hot models... no they can't eat... plus size models... but only if they have boyfriends to validate their existence.
I did. Working as a lowly electrician, building schools and churches, I enjoyed the work until a couple of years ago. Financial compensation was adequate to maintain a comfortable life with some left over. We weren't hurting.
But mostly it was a challenge. Today it might be finding an artistic method of getting conduit through three dimensional space in an efficient manner. Tomorrow maybe utilizing personnel wisely, assigning jobs to people most able to accomplish specific tasks, and the next day working with other trades so that the entire job goes smoothly and with the least cost. Or it might be working with an apprentice, passing on knowledge and skills that were gained through years of work.
Always, every day, a challenge and I thrive on that. So, I liked my job.
I left a middle management job that I hated, for less compensation but way more interest, and never looked back. If I learned nothing else, it was to NOT stay in a job you dislike; there are other jobs out there and if you try you can find one you actually enjoy.
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