What does the Success mean to you?
According to the dictionary it means: favorable outcome.
We go through life wanting a favorable outcome most of the time. We would not be human if we did not want more, get more…But at what point do you know and say “I have reached that ‘favorable Outcome?'” Is this possible?… Something we favor. (YES). What is it that you favor the most? A lasting relationship, money, love, friends, great relationship with your family? No matter what you choose how will you obtain that favorable outcome? and again, how will you know you are done?
These are a few questions I recently asked myself, and of course I got a load of diverse answers.
How do we really know we are accomplished?
Personally, I think our success is based on our hopes and expectations. Here is what someone else I read said: Maslow (I took it to Psychology 101)
A lot of of the people in this world, currently in this time of age, are working through the lower levels. Others I’ve seen have accomplished various levels at different times of their lives. Some have even started through their creativity down. They have been able to accomplish their safety, some sexual needs, even their love and belonging. Currently, I am working on my Self-Actualization section. But in reality, this is an everyday triangle I think. “Maslow’s theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment (1).” I will agree with this point to some point…(yeah i know…) Only because I have noticed that a lot of people are working through the first stage everyday… and even when they might have love, safety and are creative, they have not be able to establish their basics needs. Makes one think of what success right?
So the next time you re-think of your success… remember there are different stages. One man had a brilliant idea of how one is to accomplish them and in what order… but Find it out for yourself… after all, its your life. Make you whom you want to become. If you want to use this triangle as a guide, go for it! At least you will know how to go about it, or choose how what level you want to establish first.
This is defiantly not something I can tell you. It is something you have to find for yourself. I’d do you a disservice If I told you you where successful because of A,B, C and D.
1. Goble, F. The Third Force: The Psychology of Abraham Maslow. Richmond, Ca: Maurice Bassett Publishing, 1970. Pg. 62.
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