What’s The Only Definition Of Success That Matters?

A LONG-TIME pal emailed me a link to an article about how to define success. It’s rather simple, conceptually.  But hard to do. Read on…

MANY PEOPLE have elaborate images of what success is, of what it would take to become successful, or appear successful to others.

Jeff Haden in The Only Definition of Success That Matters dives down to the bottom line, to the basic component that every ideal of success must have.

A friend sent Haden’s article to me. After I read it, I thought that Haden was into some kinda Buddhist thing.

What he writes is that you’re successful if you’re “Happy”.

Big house + Big Job + unhappy = Unsuccessful.

Renting a tenement + no job + happy = Successful.

I read the article and emailed this back to my friend:

“Yeah, it’s kinda a Buddha thing.

“If you simplify your life and are nearly equally sublime about the “good” and “bad”, then there’s much more room for happiness. I try to keep this in mind.

“Thanks for sending it.”

Now, having said this, I also say that it’s the rare bird that can have enough going on inside to push away all the stuff going on outside that’s trying mightily to get in.

But that’s the lifelong struggle, isn’t it?

A good battle to win.

Good luck with finding the success that matters to you.


Last Updated on November 8, 2022 by Joe Garma

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