Success is usually seen as the consequence of achieving a goal, “getting to the top”, or simply overcoming difficulty., defines it as:

the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
a successful performance or achievement: The play was an instant success.

But is success really measured by wealth? Honors? I don’t think so.

For me, success means freedom, happiness, and the true joy of life. Success is loving what you do, is having a passion in your life. Success is about being yourself and not allowing external forces to turn you down.

Let me ask you a question. Who do you think is more successful? The salesman that makes $200,000 a year or the pet groomer that makes $35,000?

That was easy, you probably thought about the salesman.

Let me add a little bit. Who do you think is more successful? The salesman that makes $200,000 and finds his job miserable but keeps it only to pay his bills or the pet groomer that makes $35,000, loves her costumers and their pets and has the freedom of closing early if she chooses to?

See the difference?

The problem is that society has trained us for years about what is and what is not success.

Success is not in your clothes, your car or your house.

Success is not even in your bank account.

Success is in what you do, in your joy for life and in your freedom.

Think about it.