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A Fine Line Between Success And Happiness

Everyone can be successful if they actually work hard and achieve their goals, but does it always come with happiness? People say that once a person is successful, that just mean he or she got everything that they have always wanted in life, but are they happy? There are certain tips and tricks when it comes to reaching for the stars, but there is no perfect recipe when it comes to happiness coming from within.

Most people believe that being successful and being happy are basically the same thing, because once you’re successful, happiness can easily be attains, or so people say. There is one thing people tend to always forget when it comes to life, people may have different views and opinions on what exactly it takes to be successful, they also have different goals they want to achieve, but being successful is basically nothing if the person is not exactly happy. They may be happy for making it that far, but it is actually much more to it. If you’re a bit lost, let’s break it down for you to understand which exactly you want, be successful or be happy?

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon


When people talk about success, everyone has their own thoughts about it. Some may think that it is all about being rich, it is all about having everything you want, it is all about being a boss, it’s all about managing to reach for their dreams.

To be able to know what success means to you, it is best to write it all down. All your hopes and dreams, every goal you want to achieve. Is it being accepted by an Ivy League university? Is it owning luxury cars? Is it having your own company? Is it being one of the best chefs in the world? Whatever it may be, it will then be easier for you to visualize all of it and it can be your motivation that you can hold on to in order for you to help yourself achieve it.



Be Hungry and Motivated

Two of the most important things to remember when it comes to trying to be successful is that you have to be hungry and motivated. Hungry for knowledge when it comes to your chosen career, hungry for experience because you will learn a lot from it. And motivation is for you to not stop believing in yourself, as well as to stay focus and dedicated.

Be Better

When it comes to striving for success, you always have to be better. Every single day, you have to be a better version of yourself, no one is perfect, that is why you have got to try to be better at all times, by learning from the mistakes you have done.

Be Positive At All Times

Lastly, successful people may have gone through rough roads but they stayed positive that is why they managed to get where they are. So keeping a positive mind will totally help you with your goals.


Now this is something not a lot of people may know about. A lot of people may think being happy is by having money, is by having a car, a nice bag. People think that being happy is just a simply an emotion that you will feel once in a while.

A lot of people say these things because they never actually achieved lifetimes happiness before, not even every successful people know. That just proves that being successful doesn’t always mean that they’re truly happy with their lives. That is because happiness comes from within, happiness is a choice anyone can make. It is when you choose to be satisfied with your life, surrounded with friends and family, choosing to be grateful for everything that you have, not comparing your life with other people. Happiness can attained by anyone, not just people who lay in bed full of money, because money may be great to have, but it cannot buy you family, it cannot buy you dignity, it cannot buy you real friends, and most of all it cannot buy you experiences with wonderful memories.


Be Grateful and Content

The most important thing people often forget is that, in order for a person to be truly happy, is that he or she has to be grateful. A successful person who is not grateful and not content with everything that he or she has, wouldn’t be happy. Gratitude will open your eyes to see how wonderful this world is despite everything that is happening.

Be Open-Minded

Having an open-mind will definitely make you understand people. It will make you handle situations in a mature manner and frustrations will stay away from you, resulting to you not holding grudges to anybody, making your mind peaceful and happy.

Be Yourself

Nothing beats the fact that you choose to be yourself in order for you to be happy. Live your life the way you want it to, don’t be afraid to try things and don’t worry about what people will say or think. Happiness can always be found within.


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