When you were little you had a vision of what you wanted to do with your life. Chances are that vision had something to do with being successful. However, to many children the idea of success simply means growing up to be rich. There is something appealing about not having financial worries, but to many that is not the rewarding success that they think it is going to be. Instead, there are other successes that they would rather achieve. In fact, the true beauty of success is that it is quite different to each and every person which means that attaining it is a highly individualized concept.
To some success is almost wholly associated with their career. Professional success is something that many people strive to find. Career success can be different depending on the field that you are in, and while sometimes this success is tied to the salary that you take home more often it is tied to the sense of a job well done. Career success is more often found in the constant challenges that your profession throws at you rather than the money that you are paid to accomplish them. For example, a lawyer may make a good salary, but having a solid win to loss ratio in court is more rewarding than any paycheck could be.
Additionally, for others finding success in their family life is very important. Again, this can mean different thing to different people. For some this may mean mending a broken relationship with a parent to discover a truly wonderful bond that the two of you share. Others may describe family success as finding your perfect partner. Some people just do not feel complete until they find that person to commit themselves to. While for many more people family success really means being able to start their own family by having children. Becoming a mother or a father can completely change ones life, and many people do not feel fully successful until this happens.
In your life your body is the only one that you are going to have. Unfortunately our bodies are incredibly delicate and this means that you need to take care of it. For many people true success is finding that success in their health and well being. Perhaps this means that you succeed in getting your blood pressure down, you finally conquer that weight problem, or even defeating a debilitating disease.
Success is not defined as simply one thing, and that is part of the beauty of it. In fact, if you dedicate yourself to it you can find success in many different facets of your life. This can give you a rich and full legacy to look back on as you age. The key to true happiness is to determine what success means to you so that you can work towards achieving it. If you do that you will be happy for all of your days.