我々は、すべての生活の中で成功したい. 成功は、私たちに何を意味する? 成功は人生の目標であるため、, これが達成されていない場合, 私たちはがっかり. 次に、ある, 鈍いすべき, 不成功. しかし、言葉の成功は、内の何かを保持することができます. ですから、私たちは成功とは何かを知らない場合, 失望は避けられない. 私たちは本当にそれを定義する必要があります.
の成功の少数の共通の定義を通過し、我々はそれから任意の結論を引き出すことができるかどうかを確認しましょう. ポストのこのシリーズの終わりまで, 私はあなたの生活の中であなたが成功になります良い定義を与えることを願っています. あなたは、ブログの以上何を求めることができます?
We life in a material world, and the most popular definition of success is in terms of the things you own, or your ability to own them, which basically translates to money. So we use money as a proxy to success, which is why questions like, “If you are so smart, how come you are poor?” make sense. Being smart by itself, or acquiring knowledge for its own sake does not success make. しかしながら, this definition of success has problems. 一例を挙げると, money is the kind of thing you can keep accumulating, which means you can be more and more successful until you become the richest person on earth. 第二に, by this definition of success, someone like Mother Theresa would have to be disappointed with her life. And someone like Madoff would be considered to have lived a good life (if he hadn’t been caught, すなわち). 言い換えると, the intrinsic goodness (a concept again hard to define) takes a backseat to pure accumulation of the green stuff. This phenomenon and the associated excesses, もちろん, are something we do see everywhere in the world around us.
We are not going to address the ethical question about money being the definition of success. We just need to understand that it leads to unachievable goals to almost everyone. By this money-based definition of success, almost everyone ends up being unsuccessful and disappointed with the way their life has turned out, because they always feel that they could have earned more, which of course they could have.
One way of avoiding disappointment is to set a ceiling, a limit to how much you want to accumulate. Let’s say you set a “modest” limit of one million dollars on your monetary goal. Given that it is only three or four percent of those in a rich country like Singapore that make the cut, it is a fairly respectable, yet achievable, goal for most of the readers of this blog. Now the trouble with this redefinition is that it ends up becoming a moving target. By the time you reach anywhere near the target, your lifestyle would have changed so as to make it look too modest. But if you can stick with it, a capped financial target seems like sensible definition of success.