I just read a post on LinkedIn from Richard Branson What’s the best measurement for success? Happiness and it got me thinking about how I judge success.
I started a company to build something that would bring happiness. So many people go through live miserable because they don’t like their jobs, and we spend the majority of our time at a work. I wanted to do something I loved and look forward to the week. Not dread having to go back to work every Monday. Of course I want my company to make money, but that is more a means to an end or a by product of the real goal.
Richard described success as happiness. I can maybe take that a step further. Success to me is freedom:
- To follow my passion
- To learn and develop as a person
- To care for those I love
- The freedom to be happy
How do you define success?