On success and happiness

Jan 5, 2011 6:51:00 AM / by Vu Long Tran

Success and happiness means something different to each of us...

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure and I'd say the same can be said in regards to success and happiness (as well as many other things), just as they say 'beauty is in the eye of beholder'.

Because when you think about it, some people are more competitive than others, while others not so. Picture a running race for instance. Some are in it just to win it, some are happy to just complete the run, while some are happy just to participate. For each participant, they each have their own needs, yearnings, and expectations of what they want out of the run (which may also be simply a walk for some). It may be since they have felt that they have trained hard, are recovering from an injury and/or completing the race in first place basis is what is desired.

This expectation and desire differs and when looking at it in regards to success and happiness, one participant will clarify success and happiness as simply finishing the race. While that is seen as failure for another who must come first. In the race of life, it helps to think about what you are expecting or desiring and what truly makes you feel successful and happy - as you'll find that what you are seeking may not be the same as someone else...

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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