Is there any gauge to measure success? I don’t think so! Last time I checked, there isn’t any instrument to measure success nor is there a scale to compare your success to some solid measuring unit.
What is success? YOU decide!
I guess success has become relative, and we always find ourselves comparing others’ achievements with our failures. We assume that people are more successful than us. In my opinion, it’s your perspective towards life that makes you successful or a loser. I have seen people in rags much happier and contented than the ones living in glass castles. So, does success has to do something with money, or is it just how contented you are?
Society’s definition of success: The rat race
I believe that everyone has their definition of success, and in my view, society has corrupted the meaning of ‘success.’ Success is not a satisfying feeling anymore… it is any tangible entity that you can show off to the world. They will, in turn, label you ‘successful’. I have not been able to achieve as much as I had planned and expected at the start of my journey, so my success story would be quite different from the ‘rat race.’ The race where your wealth calculates your worth.
My success story
That’s not all, though. In all this motherhood melodrama, I did, however, manage to achieve a degree, a diploma, and one and a half years of work experience. My Master’s degree in International Relations is halfway through, and I am preparing for Part-II. Although I’ve realized that success is what you believe it to be, I have gained a thing or two to be ‘successful’ in society’s short-sight as well.
The rage inside me
Yes, I’ve said it. I’m a successful woman!
In this aberrant pandemic situation, I have learnt ‘never say never’. We have never been in such an unprecedented situation before. We have done the things we never planned to do and restrain from things we never imagined our lives without. Experiencing the unexpected and making your way through it; it is success. The determination to never give up, explore the concealed, and learning the unknown; to me, is success!