Success is defined differently by everyone. Some may want to travel the world, others may want to have a beautiful house and luxury cars. For some, having a family is a great achievement and for another, being a millionaire. One particular achievement means differently to different people.
MONEY, TITLE, EXPANSION
A sales rep may want to hit the sales target and earn the commission to buy the latest computer gadget or diving gear.
An assistant manager may want to hit the sales target to get a pay raise and get promoted to manager.
If you’re a business owner, hitting the sales target could mean growing your inventory or introducing new products, or keeping the business afloat.
LOSE WEIGHT, BE HEALTHIER, LOOK GOOD
For others, success might be about health or appearance. Looking good in that particular outfit to impress someone, or exercise 3 times a week to lower your blood pressure, or run 5km within 20 minutes for a personal best time. Whether it’s hitting the numbers for the sales targets or on the weighing scale, our success affects our professional and personal lives.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
Personal success and professional success are closely related to one another. Let’s say you just secured a major client contract you had worked on so hard for the last 12 weeks, and over the weekend, you have a family gathering. The confidence and the sense of achievement from securing that contract would spillover on to your family gathering.
Since the contract provides you with great income, your ability to pay for extra-curricular classes for your child, or the cost for your parents’ home renovation can make you feel like a responsible provider.
Doing something for the sake of showing off or impressing someone else may give you satisfaction temporarily, but it won’t last long. Being successful this way doesn’t make you truly happy. If your intention is to achieve something because it makes you feel better, gives you confidence and fulfilment, then that’s good. What’s better is trying to achieve something that is good for you and others too.
The definition of success varies widely and differs from person to person. What really matters is the reason behind you wanting to achieve that success. Being mindful of your intentions and taking meaningful actions is being purposeful and helpful. At Nxt Success, we are all about personal and professional development, and we can help you plan your next success.