A New Definition of Success That Will Change Your Life

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

If I had to ask you, what success looked like you probably would say money and fame. So many people around the world today are not reaching their full potential simply because they do not know and do not understand the true definition of success. According to just released data by Gallup, only 13% of the world actually like going to work. That means 87% of the world do not like going to work. Therefore, they are not happy individuals. 87% of the world do not like going to work simply because they do not understand what success look like.

The true definition of success is the ability to reach your full potential while changing lives along the way. The life your living right now is not all about you. The life your living right now has to do with others and how you are impacting their lives. If you are not trying to change the world or change somebody’s world, why are you living? You will not be remembered by how much money you make, or what kind of car you had. You will be remembered by what you did to impact others. Does anybody talk about how much money Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., or Gandhi made? No! These people are on the top of the list when it comes down to successful individuals, and they all didn’t make a lot of money. They were here to change lives and make the world a better place. Mother Teresa said, ““I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” She knows she can’t change the world but she is doing everything she can do to change the world. If you look up any of those names, money doesn’t pop up. The legacy they left pops up.

Once you live by these actions, the money and the fame will come. All the “successful” people in the world are the ones who are changing the world to be a better place, not the ones making a lot of money. Maybe they are accomplished individuals but they are certainly not successful! Wake up every day with a desire to help others and to live for others.

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