Society tells us a lot of things about success and what the possibilities are which is weird because I’m pretty sure society knows very little about any of this.
When it comes to success, society is like your grandfather who traps you at a family celebration and goes on a 15 to 30 minute mostly incoherent unsolicited advice monologue, and you tune out almost the whole time because it’s super clear he has very little idea what he’s talking about and that everything he says is like 45 years outdated. Society is like that grandfather, and conventional wisdom is like his rant. Except in this case, instead of tuning it out, we pay attention to every word, and then we make major career decisions based on what he says. Kind of a weird thing for us to do.
In order to find out what success means to you personally. It is important to discard what society tells us it to be. From a young age, people ask what do you want to be when you grow up? In order to give answer the question that is probably bubbling up in your head: So, you “abra-cabrera-writer-person-thing” who are you to write about success or happiness? I will tell you a few things about myself.
- Since the age of 6 I have always answered ‘the grow up question’ with nothing but consistent change. My path has taken a lot of turns from wanting to be a famous sportsman to be the CEO of my very own company. At the age of 6 I wanted to a writer. At the age of 12 sportsman the youngest attacker of spanish football. then at the age of 18 I wanted to have my own restaurant chain.
- I have spent last 8 years in a perpetual state of analysing my own success path.
- I am not going to give you any advice about how to become succes full or how you should find happiness and success. These are just my thoughts and you can do what ever you want with them. There are enough of social scientist, and self help authors that can really call themselves expert.
One of them is Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Dale Carnegie focusses on personal and business development. Which makes him a perfect study for any person with ambition. So, if you feel related to him, my story or even if you just have that feeling that you want to create something that gives you the sense of success. I can advise you to put his work on your radar.
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” Dale Carnegie