How Do You Measure Success?

how do you mearsure success

The other day i witnessed an interesting series of events on the basketball court.

Guy A complained because he thought Guy B fouled him when he went to shoot. Guy B clearly did not think that the call was deserved. So the jawing began.

Up and down the court they continued to engage, and the argument intensified. It was now a matter of pride…personal validation, if you will.

Then it happened.

One says, “Don’t even talk to me, bro. I make $90,000/ year!”

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It’s amazing how much identity humans find in money. And consequently, how much our version of success is influenced by how much we earn. It’s almost instinctive.

The beauty of success though is that we can paint our own picture of it.

For example, Jeff Walker, one of my favorite entrepreneurs measures his success by the number of days he gets to spend on snow skis each year.

We too can choose to paint our own picture of success based on things that matter to us.

Check out this short video.


http://jeffwalker.com/how-to-measure-your-success/

If we don’t choose our own picture of success, other people with choose it for us.

Here are a few examples of non-tradition pictures of success:

  • Finding fulfillment in work you love
  • Making an impact in the community
  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance
  • Amount of time you spend with your children
  • Time spent serving your church
  • Number of days you can be outdoors/hobbying

How do you measure success? Will you share it with the Heart Meets Hustle community?

I’ll go first, so join the conversation below.

  • I want to measure success in my life by the amount of resources (time, abilities, funds) i can offer to God’s work around the world.

  • Elodie Gaillard

    Success for me is to reach the number 1 priority of my life which is having a close, intimate relationship with God. Knowing His heart, experiencing His presence and loving Him for who He is and not for what He could do for me. By knowing Him i discover my true identity and become everything He wants me to be, which is when I fulfill the call that is put on my life and bear fruits that have eternal value.