Success is…

Success is an event that accomplishes its intended purpose. How to be successful in life? Accomplish your intended purpose. But how do you find your purpose? I’m still trying to figure that one out, especially since my purpose changes from day to day. But here is one idea:

  1. Find your strengths.
  2. Identify how you most like spending your time.
  3. Imagine your idea of a perfect world.

Now find something that combines your strengths and joy that will bring your perfect world a step closer. First do this exercise without thinking about how you’ll make money from it, because you won’t find your true purpose if money is your main guide, and only afterwards see if you can turn it into a business. Remember that you can still draw a salary from a non-profit organisation.What ideas do you have for finding your purpose?

2005.04.05