Does success mean getting what we want? Does happiness come from fulfillment of our desires?
In general, we have this notion that if we get what we want, we will be successful and happy. Isn’t it? But, is it true?
Loser despite fulfillment of desire
I hope most of us are familiar with the story of Midas, who got the boon that whatever he touched would turn into gold. Initially, he felt happy and converted all the things around him into gold but soon his happiness turned into a misery. He couldn’t eat because with his touch, the food turned into gold. He also turned his daughter into gold and he couldn’t help it. What he thought as boon turned out to be curse.
Maybe you say that Midas is a fiction or I’m exaggerating the things, but isn’t it the truth? Haven’t it cross your mind, at some point of your life, after achieving something, “Is this really what I want?”
No success without happiness
You not only want to achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams but you also want to be happy after achieving your goals and fulfilling your dreams. Right?
There’s no success without happiness. True success is about happiness, and it has nothing to do with your achievement but with your attitude. The real difference between a happy and a miserable person is his attitude towards the life he is living.
Hugh Downs said, “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
Success is a way of living
Success is associated with the personality of an individual, not with the object of desire or fulfillment of desire itself. It is a way of living.
If you want to make success your way of living, you are at right place. What you have to do is to read the book Make Success Your of Living: A Guide to Hone Successful Attitude. It has all the answers regarding success and happiness.