Successful is defined by Webster dictionary as a adjective and means "resulting or terminating in success" or "gaining or having gained success."
Everyone wakes up everyday with the goal of being successful. Every working person is hardworking and makes a goal of being successful in life and what they do. Some people just want to be successful point blank period. However there are different definitions and interpretations of successful. To some people a high paying, demanding job, where they make a ton of money is successful. Other people view success as having a good job, a job they love, or a job they can tolerate that pays the bills and provides them comfort. Leaving them with time to have a life.
There lies the balance, the work life balance. While everyone will not be rich or wealthy, how much is one willing to sacrifice to obtain the other? Though this is not the case in all situations a lot of ultra successful people sacrifice their personal lives. They miss out on family events, don’t take vacations, or work while on vacation. Take no days off, work on their off day. Whatever they feel needs to happen for the job to get done. A lot of ultra successful people often end up miserable because they lack relationships due to putting work first.
On the other hand there are folks who want to do their 40 hours a week and call it a day. Some people even prefer to work 32 hours a week to spend more time with their family. They may not be rich and are just “making it”, but they are living their life the way they want, are right there for every precious family moment. They Love it and in the end they are happy.
Then there are the small minority who have somehow made it all work. Highly successful in their profession and a good family life. While working demanding long hours, around the clock, they value the importance of personal time. So there lies a ? is there a surefire way to have a good work/life balance, are there any individuals wrong because they prefer one over the other. Is it as simple as what the person in that position values in life? How do we truly define being successful?
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B.Easy is the co-host of Talkin' Suplexes. He's a self-professed geek loving movies, wrestling, comic books, and using his imagination. Goal in life is to become to a world traveler and get paid to hop on lear jets. Follow him on Instagram @iam_beasy, Follow Talkin' Suplexes @talkinsuplexespod