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What does success look like to you?

leogopal profile image Leo Gopal ・1 min read

I would love to know what you consider success?
What does Successful look for you?

Here is a brief version of mine:

Success, for me, is (1) the acquisition of time, not money (though it obviously helps), and (2) reduce my "desire inbox" to zero - what you desire owns you, one who wants nothing cannot be bought.

Saying "yes" here is a "no" there. Improve and reduce your "yes's".

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I'm actually publishing a new post tomorrow but here's an excerpt.

"For me, success is living my life to the fullest. Having a healthy and strong mind, body, and soul. I want to be one of the greatest developers ever (it's going to take effort and time, it has to be earned). Success for me is also being able to take care of my family, girlfriend (future wife) and friends. I want to have financial freedom, I want power, I want knowledge.

For you, it could be something else."

 

To me, success is being self-aware:

  • Know what you currently have and be grateful and content for it
  • Identify what you can control, and focus on that
  • Don't worry about the things you can't control

Everyone has a different and unique meaning of success, so don't compare yourself with others; you are only allowed comparisons with previous versions of yourself.

 

Interesting enough that you say that as shortly after that post, I had this one:

 

Success to me is being confident and happy with the code I'm pushing, and making enough from that code to support my lifestyle, while still having free time and a life outside my IDE.