How Do You Measure Success?

Last Update: December 10, 2021

I was feeling a little low in spirits today. Not for any particular reason, other than I have been unable to spend much time on building my business over the past couple of weeks.

Oh yes, I've written one or two blog posts - not enough! This is largely due to my other responsibilities as President of Charlotte Players Community Theater taking up a considerable amount of my time.

This led me to asking myself about success. What does it mean for me? Is it about earning lots of money with my online business? Or are there other things that make me successful?

Then, the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson found their way back into my thoughts:

To laugh often and much; to win the respect

of intelligent people and affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty, to find the best in

others; to leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or

a redeemed social condition; to know

even one life has breathed easier because

you have lived

This is to have succeeded.

I am, thus reminded that success is not about money at all. It is about how we live our lives, how we interact with others, how we make a difference.

I feel much better now, knowing that I am a successful person already. Any wealth I acquire from my business will be a bonus.

How Do You Measure Success?

Best wishes,

Jenni


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Zoopie Premium
How much I can give away and enlighten myself is my measure of success.

Nice post
Stephen
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Jenell44 Premium
Indeed, Stephen, we get so much from helping others.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Success is measured by me in the number of people I help in a day :-)
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Jenell44 Premium
So true, Lisa - it's all about making a difference.
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AkshaySaxena Premium
If I have LEARNED anything new in a day and implemented it in some ways. Then the day is successful.

You rightly said, success is about how we live our life, how we interact with others, how we make a difference.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jenni.
Wish you all successful moments ahead.

Cheers:)
Akshay
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Jenell44 Premium
Akshay, that is a great way of measuring success - I, too, always try to learn something new every day. I don't always succeed, but I keep at it!
Jenni.
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Newme202 Premium
I measure success by the meeting of my milestones and mini goals
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Jenell44 Premium
Hi Simone, A great way to measure success. Always set short-term goals.
Cheers
Jenni.
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Newme202 Premium
Absolutely :)
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Zoopie Premium
And one of those goals is to keep sending me to the corner of the room. lol.
Sorry Teacher, back in the corner again. Head down and shuffling to the corner....
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Newme202 Premium
Lol
I'm.going to rename that corner to be Stephen's corner
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philmedia Premium Plus
Mine is simply work from anywhere. Money to live on, enjoy life and give back.
Have love in my life.
Be healthy.
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Jenell44 Premium
Sounds like the way to go, Phil. Thanks for stopping by.
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philmedia Premium Plus
Great question. I like those !
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