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Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert
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Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

There is no such exact definition of success. people make their own according to them. The way I see it, everybody's definition of success can be mapped on a simple grid, with one axis being the amount of money that you have and the other being the amount of happiness in your life, like so:

There are two reasons why this definition is better.  First, there's no point to being rich if you're not enjoying yourself.  Second, you're more likely to get rich if you're happy doing whatever you're doing.

Being unhappy, of course, can definitely spur people to action.  However, the action should be pointed at trying to become happier–not trying to become richer, in the rather naive belief that being rich, in and of itself, will make you happy.

Needless to say, if you're struggling to put food in your mouth and keep a roof over your head, none of this applies.  When you're just trying to survive, you're not thinking about happiness.

Even so, I'd rather be poor and happy than rich and miserable.

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Of course, all things considered, I'd prefer to be rich and happy rather than poor and happy. However, I believe that it's easier to get rich if you start from a place of being happy–with what you're doing and why you're doing it.

Jahnvi Singh Parihar
Communication Skills, Educational Technology & Operations Expert

The concept of success varies from person to person & every human being has got a different perspective of success in their own lives and work. For some, success is getting their dream job, for some making their parents proud, for some it is being peaceful and happy at day end & for some being rich in life and etc. The notions of success are more in count than the population of the world. For me, success is when you aim for something and finally achieve it, the happiness you get post the process is unmatched and will provide you the utmost satisfaction for that particular moment.

It almost feels like a dream to be in the place you once dreamt of, and that is what success feels like. It does not comes to those who are talented but to those who earn it by working hard day & night. Burning the midnight oil is what true success demands and hence, should be valued because not many get successful & achieve what they want to. Success may vary from person to person as every person has different life goals and aims, and also every person works differently to earn that one aim.

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