Success is More Than Just Money and Power

Success has been discussed and debated for centuries. The rise of social media has added to the complexity of the definition of success. Curated content on social media creates an unrealistic expectation of success. It can be damaging to your self-confidence and create unnecessary stress. It often leads you to compare yourself and try to live up to an unattainable standard of success. This unrealistic expectation can lead to feelings of inadequacy, and in worse cases, it can even deteriorate into depression.

Comparing yourself to others can make you lose sight of your accomplishments. Social media never shows your struggle, failure, and defeat. It lets you focus on what you have yet to achieve. Most likely, people will post about their accomplishments and material possessions. It has created social media personas, which harm self-esteem. This comparison can also lead to envy. It creates resentment towards those who appear to have achieved more.

Furthermore, it can give rise to a false sense of achievement. It is because people get validation from likes and comments.

A Different Way of Looking at Success

It would be helpful if you remembered that success is not only about the outcome. It is also about perseverance and dedication. Success is not just about what you earn. It is about how far you’ve come, multiplied by the number of toes you’ve stepped on to get there. Always remember that you will encounter obstacles and challenges along the way. It’s easy to become an unpleasant person to get what you want. Yet, the real challenge is working with others to do what you both want.

The pursuit of true success extends beyond wealth and material gain. Success aligns with your values and principles. Thus, it’s about finding meaning and purpose. It’s about living a life aligned with your values and principles. Therefore, it fosters relationships, inner peace, and contentment.

It is about using your gifts and talents to impact the world. Focus on the things that matter, such as relationships, health, and personal growth. You are more likely to be fulfilled and content in the long run. Material gain and wealth may bring short-term satisfaction. But they cannot replace the genuine accomplishment and joy of achieving our goals. It appeals to the nobler aspects of our souls and involves making ethical decisions. It leads to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

It is about appealing to people’s noble motives and being open-minded. By focusing on these values, you can lead a fulfilling life guided by reason and duty to others. Look beyond the monetary rewards and consider the impact of our actions on others. Make choices we can be proud of and have the courage to stand up for what we believe in, even when it’s unpopular.

Meaningful relationships give you a sense of purpose. Making an effort to pursue your passions helps you discover your true potential. Ethical decisions ensure that your success is both material and moral. Be honest about your values and principles. Use them to guide your efforts, not fleeting desires or emotions. Being mindful of your values and principles ensures that your success is fulfilling. Understand your values and make more informed decisions.

Relationships and personal growth give you a sense of connection, purpose, and identity. They enable you to become the most successful version of yourself and impact the world. Focusing on these things makes you less likely to become attached to the outcome. It makes you more likely to enjoy the journey. Success is about finding the balance between work and play. Putting your goals in perspective starts with focusing on your personal growth.

Similarly, it is less about reaching a specific destination and more about personal growth. It allows you to stay focused and motivated while still having fun and enjoying the journey. It is about having meaningful relationships while pursuing your passions. It encourages you to take risks. It lets you explore new opportunities and discover your true passions. Thus, it creates a meaningful and rewarding life as a result.

Focus on your values and make decisions based on them. Doing so allows you to pursue your passions and still continue to form meaningful relationships. It helps in recognizing the importance of diligent work and dedication. It leads to a more fulfilling life. It’s also about having a sense of satisfaction and contentment. This balance allows you to be productive while caring for yourself and those around you.

Success is not only about financial gain but also about making ethical decisions. The result is a positive legacy and a relationship founded on trust and respect. It will help you form meaningful connections and relationships as a result. It can help you be more successful and make your success feel fulfilling. The simplest solution is not always the most appropriate one. Being open-minded to different perspectives can lead to better outcomes.

Adhering to these values in your everyday life gives you purpose and direction. It’s about having true integrity and taking responsibility for our actions. It’s about being accountable to ourselves and others. It is also about having the strength to do what is right, no matter what. Through this, we can create meaningful relationships and make a positive difference. It also helps create meaningful connections. It builds relationships based on trust and understanding.


Success is about character, not financial gain. It can provide lasting satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. As a result, it leads to inner peace and a sense of pride. Success is a multifaceted concept that extends beyond curated content on social media. A sense of worth, accomplishment, and strong relationships with trusted people are essential. It’s about making a positive contribution to society.

Success involves appealing to people’s noble motives and remaining open-minded to different perspectives. Success should align with your personal goals and aspirations. It’s about finding balance, having meaningful relationships, and making ethical decisions. 

Act in a way that supports your long-term goals and aspirations. It will help you create more meaningful and lasting achievements. It will ensure you are delighted with your successes. Appeal to people’s noble motives, which include a sense of duty and responsibility for them. When you stay true to your values, you create a sense of trust and respect for the people around you. It is because you will likely make beneficial decisions when doing so.

Success is about personal growth and self-fulfillment. It’s about developing resilience and persevering despite any obstacles that may arise. To understand success, we must look beyond the highlights reel of social media. It would help if you recognized that success is more than one-dimensional. It’s a holistic experience that requires us to be intentional and mindful. It would be wise to focus on ethics, fairness, and compassion. Success is the realization of a virtuous life, not just financial gain.

Live a fulfilling life and impact your community.​


4 thoughts on “Success is More Than Just Money and Power

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  1. Sad that nobody else has commented yet. Hopefully that’s because they felt you said it all.

    What you had to say here is not only absolutely right, it’s the way success used to be judged by the vast majority of people since the dawn of time. Ten minutes of internet fame isn’t success. Cheating people to become filthy rich, then giving the smallest percentage of it back isn’t success either. It’s doing the right thing, making money honestly and doing what you can to make the world a better place along the way.

    It’s a shame more people don’t recognize that.

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  2. Success is determined by personal decisions and the ability to ground oneself in a reality that doesn’t cause strife or dissonance. To have what others deem is a sign of success, like lots of money, isn’t going to feel like success, if you are unhappy and stressed trying to make it. Working 80 hours a week for the material goodies one can barely enjoy won’t bring any satisfaction.

    In this social age, where we live online and measure ourselves ruthlessly against others, I think being able to stick to what keeps you sane and makes you content, is success.

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  3. A well-balanced and true description of success. I believe even people who have little money can be successful if they accomplish their heart’s desire. And that might be to be an encourager to others so they keep on the road to their success. Most people can reach a place of success if they don’t put their goals so high they could never accomplish them in a lifetime. To make reasonable goals along the way will keep us from becoming discouraged along the way. And I agree with you that we need to have fun while we are working our way to success. To be driven towards a goal without taking time to rest, relax, have some fun, interact with friends and family leads to an unfulfilled life even if the person makes millions of dollars. And if they make big money just to hoard it or to spend it all on themselves also deprives them of the joy they could experience if they used some of that money to benefit others who don’t have much in life. I sometimes think poor people are often happier than the super-rich ones. They have to make their own happy times with simplicity. Good article, Mr. A.

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