While studying in schools or colleges, students are always told to measure success according to the grades they achieve. They are always told that clearing every examination is joyous only when you are amongst the top scorers.
Thus, when these students start their career journey with this mind set they always look for some metrics to measure their success. Many people believe that success means having a high-earning, high-achievements and a great status in the society.
A lot of people, on the other hand, define a successful career in terms of a stable work environment, good work life balance, and low-stress levels.
So, how do you define success in your own ways? Here are some questions that will help you to figure out what success is to you:
1. Do you love your career?
Are you really passionate about what you do?
2. Are you really showcasing your talents?
3. Are you able to fit into your job?
If you are not being able to fit into the organization and help it grow further along with you then, how can you say that you are successful?
4. Can you make a living to support yourself or your family?
Of course, there is no limit on how you measure your success in terms of money.
But, a successful career is not defined by millions of dollars or the biggest house. Rather, success is defined in terms of our ability to be independent. If you can afford all the basic amenities in life then, you can always make a way out of every situation.
5. Are you really achieving what you want?
Even if you have not yet achieved those things but, being on the right path also matters to be successful.
6. Are you really developing?
Having a job is not enough until you are constantly working to improve your position.
7. Do you find peace within you?
You must know that you have the power to build your own path even if you fail at the first place.
One should understand that success is not set by people but, by us. Success is rather an inside job, a set of our values and morals that we create for ourselves.
Our society has been subconsciously programming our minds that there is a big thing that we need to accomplish to be successful. But, is success really big? Re-evaluate what a successful career means to you.