It can be hard to define success for yourself, it’s so tempting to treat it as a moving target– “When I have X dollars, then I’ll be successful”, “When I get Y promotion, then I’ll be successful”.
John James Jacoby published a great post today about defining success, and how that’s changed through his life. An inspiring read, for sure.
A brief excerpt:
Today, right now, I define “success” as follows:
Use television to relax, educate, and procrastinate on purpose
Use video games to supplement my aging imagination
Use music to drown-out my wandering ADD-afflicted mind
Use love to fuel solutions to life’s problems
Use my job to improve the quality of relationships in peoples lives
Use the culmination of my career experience to build great things (like BuddyPress, bbPress, GlotPress, WordPress, & Flox to name a few)
Stop pretending and take action – if it’s not actionable, appreciate the experience and take notes
Appreciate my wife in a unique way each day, and make babies
Be compassionate and considerate above all else
via Defining Success | John James Jacoby.