Questioning the price of success. Perhaps you’ve been wondering if the price of success is too high. Many of my clients do. Win enough races and society will deem you successful. Be successful and you’ll be happy. In my mid-fifties, I’m beginning to think that society is dead wrong. Many of the most successful people I know are miserable, and looking back I was too when I was at the zenith of my career.
I believe now that happiness comes with connection and contribution. At the end of my days, I’ll base my success on relationships and service, not on the money, power, and prestige I socked away.
I’m ready to relax into my life. Flow, not fight. Slow down and smell the roses. Spend time with loved ones, do the things I love to do, and find new ways to serve.
Is the price of success, as you now define it, too high? If so, maybe it’s time to reconsider your definition of success.