Interne en eksterne Suksesse

Hoe om suksesvol te wees in die lewe

Sukses kan interne of eksterne wees. Eksterne sukses is maklik gemeet in terme van geld en materiële besittings. Die interne een word gemeet in terme van minder tasbaar maatstawwe, soos geluk, gemoedsrus ens. Eksterne sukses is verwant aan ekstrovert eienskappe, soos artikulasie, en hang af van wat ander van jou dink. Die interne een, Aan die ander kant, hang af van wat jy dink van jouself. Dit is gemaak van dinge soos diens, eer ens. Verwarrend een met die ander lei tot wanopvattings soos die identifisering van geld met geluk, byvoorbeeld. Jy moet een vir die ander, maar hulle is beslis nie dieselfde.

The height of extroversion are the social medial networks like Facebook. Paradoxically, they are also an introvert’s desperate attempt at being an extrovert, but that’s another story. I think people’s success in life shines more through Facebook than anything else these days. It even leads to something similar to Facebook envy, as BBC recently reported. The report said something about people feeling left out because they see their friends having a grand time all the time. They then feel as though life is passing them by.

There is a flip side to this Facebook-evny phenomenon. You can try to generate as much envy as possible by posting your photos in fabulous locations, having wall-to-wall fun. If that doesn’t project an aura of external success, what does?

I should admit — I’m guilty of this Facebook bragging. I once posted a photo of mine with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and I even remember asking my daughter to be sure to catch the tower in the background. I guess in today’s day and age, you do need a bit of external success as well. The internal one by itself doesn’t quite cut it.

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