Passion, Love, Generosity And Hard Work

by David Stidston 9 days ago in success

- David Stidston

Passion, Love, Generosity And Hard Work
"Success is not just making money. Success is happiness. Success is fulfillment; it's the ability to give." - Adam Neumann

For many people, the ultimate goal is financial freedom and wealth. To them, it's about working their way up the corporate ladder, in order to receive an executive's salary, or to be generating substantial profits within their business, and with either of these results, they are classified as success. Either of these pathways lead to a higher income, and increases the potential to create wealth and financial freedom for oneself, but is this really success though? It's long time been considered by many, that money is what generates happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment, in life, when the truth is, it doesn't. It's a myth that money solves all our problems, and that life can become totally stress and trouble free. Whilst, when used wisely and effectively, money can definitely be a beneficial commodity that can enhance our life, it's not what delivers happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment in life, hence why it doesn't form the complete picture of success. Climbing the corporate ladder, or generating substantial profits within our own business, are definitely great achievements, there's no disputing that, but the question remains as to our true purpose behind achieving these goals. Are we really climbing the corporate ladder, or operating our own business, because we are genuinely passionate about the work we do, and we have a strong desire to serve, lead, encourage, uplift, and support others, or are we truly doing it for the sake of a higher income? The answer lies in how we greet each day, after waking from our sleep. Are we inspired and driven by our work, that we are excited and motivated about getting out of bed, to get stuck into another days' work, and do something we love, or are we simply dragging ourselves out of bed, dreaming about doing something more enjoyable and satisfying, yet are pretty much forcing ourselves to go because the pay is good?

Whilst achieving wealth and financial freedom forms part of the success puzzle, it doesn't provide us with the happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment, in life, that we long for. The puzzle includes other pieces, such as love, health, generosity, relationships, family, and passion. What's the point in becoming wealthy, if we have sacrificed our family, or relationship, in the process? What's the benefit in achieving wealth, if we have worked excessively, and negatively impacted our health in the process, due to a lack of sufficient sleep? Where's the satisfaction in achieving wealth off the back of years of working hard, doing something we don't even enjoy? Where's the benefit to achieving wealth, when those around us are suffering greatly, and we distance ourselves from helping? The true meaning of success is to achieve our goals, after applying ourselves wholeheartedly to work we are truly passionate about, in which we served, uplifted, supported, helped, and gave, to others, which provided us happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment, in doing so, whilst we have created a healthy balance and lifestyle, spent ample quality time with our loved ones, and created wealth, in the process. We also can't expect to ever be content in the wealth we achieve, if we can never be content with what we already have. Many famous and talented individuals have taken their own lives, despite being extremely wealthy, because they were unable to find the happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment they desired. They are valid proof that money alone doesn't solve our problems, nor does it define success. It's passion, love, generosity, and hard work, that joins money in a quintet, to form success. If you're driven by money and wealth, perhaps it's time to change your priorities, because your happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment, in life, may just be sacrificed in exchange for the dollars you desire.

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David Stidston
David Stidston
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David Stidston

My name is David Stidston, and I live in the beautiful city of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. My aim is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible, to pursue their goals, and create a future blessed with happiness and fulfillment.

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