A Satisfied Life is Better than a Successful Life? Here’s Why…
Many of us are obsessed with the idea that we must be successful in order to be happy, but in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, according to research conducted by Ryan T. Howell and published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, successful people often feel less satisfied with their lives compared to those who lead an average life. What’s more, self-made billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos found that they’ve actually become less happy as they’ve scaled even higher up the ladder of success. So what exactly does it mean to have a satisfied life?
We are what we think.
Our life is the creation of our mind. We become what we think about, not the other way around. We are not responsible for how thoughts enter our minds, but we are responsible for which thoughts we entertain and which ones we reject. And so it becomes critical to control your thoughts because they create your reality. When you think good thoughts, you feel good, and when you think bad thoughts, you feel bad. This means that as long as something can be thought about it can be changed. -Eckhart Tolle
What is success?
Success can be defined by different people in different ways, but one of the most common definitions is the attainment of wealth and prosperity. From an outside perspective, it appears that if you are successful, then you must have been satisfied with your life; however, this may not always be the case. The pursuit of success usually comes at the expense of our happiness and satisfaction with life.
The difference between success and satisfaction
Success. It sounds so good. It feels like you’re going to make it, and every day will be better than the last. We are constantly striving for success in life, but what if we’re looking in the wrong place? A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by our own Soul, Mind and Heart..!!
Why is a satisfied life better than a successful life?
In this world, success is measured by others. We are told to aim for the stars and that we can do anything we put our minds to. However, sometimes the reality of things gets in the way and we realize that it isn’t as easy as it seems. But if you measure satisfaction with your own Soul, Mind and Heart then you will find that a satisfied life is better than one filled with success because success can be fleeting while satisfaction lasts forever.
The most important thing in life
So, does that mean that success isn’t important? Absolutely not. It’s just not everything. The most important thing in life is finding true satisfaction and happiness. That can only come from inside of you. And to get there, you have to find the courage to be honest with yourself about who you are, what your goals are, and what you need to do in order to achieve them. If you’re able to do that, then your satisfaction will grow until it fills every inch of your being – mind and heart included.