It seems as though we are always under some kind of pressure, almost trying to prove ourselves and that what we are doing is right. Where should we be at this age? Who defines where we need to be? Are we making enough MONEY? Being a young adult can be quite confusing as we are all just trying to figure out who we are.
I am a college student, meaning I am constantly interacting with new people and engage in conversations about what we want out of life. College is the perfect place for those conversations, might I add. We are all there to work on our individual futures. These conversations are always so interesting to me and get me thinking about how many different ways a people can define success. Even though we’re all relatively close in age, so many of us are on completely different pages. Some people are married with children, some are partying and being free, others are taking time to travel the world. It’s quite interesting to see how different people define success and how they accomplish so much.
I was talking with Juan-Andres about 5 things that make me feel the successful (so far) in my young life and why they make me feel so successful. I thought it would be good to share them with you all and that is what I will be doing here.
Loving who you are and what you have This is the most important! If you are not happy with yourself, your life, and what you already have, then wherever you go, there you are. Be grateful.
Living for yourself So many of us live to please others, but the truth is.. you don’t live for them- You live for YOU. Do what you love, what makes you happy (within reason of course) and don’t feel bad about it.
Healthy relationships I believe that surrounding yourself with loving, uplifting people is a big factor to measuring success. Personally, nothing makes me happier than having the love and support from the people that I love and support myself.
Being happy with what you do To me one of the most prominent definitions of success would be to love your work. Work is what you do every day for most of your life, being happy in that work will only make you a happier being!
FINANCIALS I made this last because while financial freedom is a BIG way I measure success, it is not the only way. Nor is it the most important way. In my opinion, one of the greatest feelings is not having to rely on others for financial support. I may still be in college and my family supports me quite a bit, I do support myself the most I can- and it feels great.
So, how do you define success?