24 August 2013
Definition of Success
In society, we debate the meanings of several profound words for which we simply cannot write an accurate definition in a dictionary. The word success definitely fits among such words. Most dictionaries describe success as the attainment of a desirable outcome, although success fills a much broader scope than the words that describe it. Everyone has varying ideas of success, what it means, and how one may achieve it. Success coincides with happiness most of the time, and people naturally seek success and happiness in their own ways. Some see fulfillment of the "American Dream" as success, while others strive for success through religious practices. Still others make it their lifelong goal to amass large amounts of money, and they measure their success by the size of their bank account. A number of different kinds of success exist, but the kinds we tend to focus on most are financial success, recreational success, and spiritual success.
By nature, people love money. People love to make money, to spend money, to save money, and to brag about their money. Financial success only comes to a person when he or she feels he or she has achieved it. People with a more content nature typically find financial success in a comfortable, debt-free, modest lifestyle, whereas more ambitious or greedy people look to become rich. In today's world, a life without debt has become increasingly challenging, due to the economy and the rising cost of living. Shortsighted financial decisions ultimately make the biggest hurdles to overcome in reaching financial stability and, furthermore, financial success. The first goal for everyone in attaining financial success involves reaching a point where debt or lack of extra money no longer plagues the person. Not having to worry about money problems makes most people happy and, in turn, successful.
People also become happy when they live a fun life....