What is Success?

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I’ve been following Ryan Holiday for quite some time now. I do own a hard copy of one of his books titled Perennial Seller. It’s good stuff. His other books look particularly interesting as well; I have them on my reading list along with a whole bunch of other books.

A recent article by Mr. Holiday outlines the definition of success and what it should look like in the way he defines it:

Today, I don’t define success the way that I did when I was younger. I don’t measure it in copies sold or dollars earned. I measure it in what my days look like and the quality of my creative expression: Do I have time to write? Can I say what I think? Do I direct my schedule or does my schedule direct me? Is my life enjoyable or is it a chore?

– / Ryan Holiday via /

I like that idea and I encourage you to read the whole article. I think we can be disillusioned into thinking if I just got paid X amount more dollars my life would be so much better, or if this person was out of my life it would solve all my problems. More often that not success probably leads to more problems. It’s a management issue. What does success look like for you? For me it looks like overall comfortability and balance in all aspects of life. Physical, mental, spiritual, and financial wellness among other things.

Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S. D. McKinley

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

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