It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that success means achieving certain benchmarks – a high-paying job, a certain level of wealth, or certain status symbols. But the truth is, trying to meet society’s idea of success is a loser’s game. Here’s why:
- Society’s idea of success is constantly changing. What was considered successful 50 years ago may not be considered successful today. By constantly trying to keep up with society’s expectations, you’ll always be chasing something that’s constantly moving.
- It’s not sustainable. Constantly trying to meet society’s idea of success can be exhausting and stressful. It’s not a sustainable way to live and can lead to burnout and unhappiness.
- It’s not fulfilling. Ultimately, success should be about finding fulfillment and happiness in your life. If you’re not happy and fulfilled, it doesn’t matter how much money or status you have.
So instead of trying to meet society’s idea of success, focus on what truly matters to you. Figure out what makes you happy and fulfilled, and work towards those goals. That’s the true measure of success.