True success is not about money, cars, boats, giant homes or fame. All of these things certainly can add to the quality of your life, but in many cases they don’t. True success is about being the kind of person you want to be and working towards YOUR GOALS on a consistent basis to set up life on YOUR TERMS.
Most people go through life trying to obtain all the things they think will make them happy. Many people do reach a level of financial success where they can buy anything they want, yet are still unhappy and unfulfilled.
Think about all the movie stars and athletes who are very rich in financial terms, yet end up killing themselves with drug overdoses and suicides.
Think about the same people who have every thing they could ever want, yet spend every week talking to a therapist to try and figure out why their life is a mess and they still aren't happy.
Think about the people you know who seem to have it all, yet are still dissatisfied with something in their life. If you asked them what they want, they would tell you “I just want to be healthy, happy, have a loving family and enough money to have the things I need.” If you looked at their situation, they seem to have all of that, yet for some reason they don’t see or feel it.
Many of these people simply accept the way they were brought up is the way a family should be without ever questioning it, even if there was abuse or ridicule.
Most of these people are living a life trying to achieve what society has defined as success.
All of these people need to sit down and take an inventory of who they are and what they really want in life.
They are unhappy as they try to achieve things that are important to everyone else, but not to themselves. This overshadows the good things they do have in their lives already. Of course most people don't even realize they are doing this, they just never feel satisfied with their lives.