One hell of a question … you might agree?
So, how do you quantify success?
I believe that quantifying success isn’t always just about dollars. Sometimes it’s more about how you feel about the dollars you make. One example might be…
…If you work in a corporate environment holed up in a cubicle but what you really would like to be doing is to be working outdoors (even though you will probably make three times the money in the cubicle), in this sense how you are defining success has so much more to do with other things than money.
* Money – Many people are very straightforward that money means success. Earning six figures a year defines success to them. However, did you know that both rich people and poor people still suffer the same types of problems with happiness?
Rich people aren’t happier than poor people, although they do have fewer basics to worry about. Poor people tend to find happiness wherever they are even without money, even though they have a lot to worry about in terms of meeting basic needs. Did you know that you can safeguard your income by investing in small affordable amounts of gold bullion in the form of 1 gram ingots. Click here or on the above image to learn more.
* Things – Some people quantify success in terms of the things they own and can buy. This is tied up with money in a way, but these are the people who spend their money. They buy cars, houses and expensive jewellery, and they need to keep earning more money to keep it up in order to be happy. People who define success by things aren’t typically as happy as people who define success in other terms.
* Family – For many people, family is everything. It’s largely cultural in that some types of people want large, loud and boisterous family times. The people who define family as success are often happy even if they don’t have as much money as they thought they needed, and things don’t mean much to them either.
* Relationships – Some people count success by how deep and close their relationships are. Often these types of people have fewer friends because it takes them a lot of time to devote to those friendships due to the importance they place on them.
* Friends – Some people love having a large number of friends and connections, and to them that means success. They feel good having a large circle of influence and love being one of the top influencers of them all.
* Vacations – Some people love to spend their time and money on experiences, and this makes them feel successful. They like to travel to exotic places, and do interesting things and eat new foods. If this is how you define success, you’re likely very adventurous and a risk taker.
* Ability to Give – Yet others define success by their ability to give of themselves to others. Even if they don’t have a lot of money, they like taking time away from earning money to volunteer for causes they hold dear. If they need to earn money they value being able to give some of it away, and this makes them feel successful.
* Hope – Many people quantify success simply as the ability to hope and plan for a better future. Starting a new business is exciting and exemplifies hope for them. Yet others prefer the stability of a normal job as a way to keep hope alive. There is no right or wrong answer.
So, defining and the ability to quantify success can be very personal. You may feel successful even if you make do not make much money. Conversely, you may only feel successful when someone shows you the money. We are all wired differently and really there is no right or wrong way to quantify success. It boils down to what’s right for you.
I’m guessing though that you are striving for financial success in your home business and you are doing it to earn money, not just because it makes you feel good.
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