I would like you to take a moment and think about what success truly means to you. Some of your answers may include something like this; a nice car, a big house, a good job. Do those sound familiar? All of these things are great and are really worth achieving. But why do we often find that even if we have those things we can still be unhappy? Freye Stark said, “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do”.
What does this mean?
What Freye Stark is saying here is that when we do not live by those important things that guide our lives, our values, we can never be truly happy. You see, our values are those principles in our lives that are important to us, these could be success, wisdom, integrity, honesty. Values are feelings, we feel honest, we feel successful, and we feel wise. But so many of use try to reach our goals, ignoring our values, ultimately feeling unhappy because we might have all we have ever wanted but what we did to get it, sacrificing our values, will leave us feeling empty and unfulfilled.
Get your life on track
So before you set out working toward your goals, do what truly successful people do, identify your values and then align your goals and action plans to them. I promise you that if you do this that you will feel fulfilled, successful and most importantly you will be happy!
Please leave a comment below as to what you define success as?
Good luck to you on your pursuit of happiness!