Different Measures of Success

View http://chrisbowler.com/journal/measuring-success

Success is a really funny thing. I like to tell myself that I’ve overcome the ingrained desire to be glowingly referenced by those around me in great quantities, but that’s a lie.

Why care about how we measure success? Because seeing others have success in attention can cause us to question our own approaches and consider following the example set before us. If you’re going to do that, you want to be sure that the person(s) you model yourself after, or the strategies or techniques that you adopt, will result in the type of success you seek.

I very quickly and repeatedly fall into the mindset that success equates to the worldly things our culture props up as achievements. Posts like this are a great reminder for me personally to keep that in check and instead pursue that which I know to be more fruitful.