This past weekend, I was browsing through my RSS reader, and I came across an interesting post titled What is success? Impact.
The author basically (on a professional level) should be considered another key to success is questioned, and he will have a positive impact on the success of his work in other people’s lives come to the conclusion that the measure should be.
I have the exact same opinion, the article caught my attention.
Obviously I’m right or wrong as to how we define success not think there is. The term itself is a positive thing, so you mean it or what other people may be different from what the meaning of success, and this is perfectly fine.
We are moving in the right direction that I think it helps to analyze whether or not, because it is useful to discuss such definitions, being called.
For example, most people tend to equate success with money. That is, the more money you have, the more successful you are. But under the definition of one million US dollars annually as a drug dealer might argue that a very successful person. I do not agree with this. I understand the business as a drug dealer to give you that, but you are in fact very negative impact on the lives of other people, because I will not call him to succeed. So the same thing online spammers, scammers, and about what can be said.
Now take the other as an example of Linus Torvalds. He was born in one of the most successful open source projects, and a free and very reliable operating system, which enabled millions of people to use Linux, the founder of the movement. I’m not sure how much he’s rich, but he was not broke, even if he had a huge impact on the lives of people from all over the world, because I would call him a successful person.
Note that these things are not mutually exclusive. In other words, it is a lot of money, and (they go together and often times) could have a positive impact on the lives of many people at the same time. Only Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, I think.
However, I am first and foremost of these folks will affect a lot of people that doubt was motivated by the possibility of making something bigger. Steve Jobs to say by the possibility of putting a dent in the universe. Sure, they were benevolent, so the money was very welcome, but I just do not think that was the main thing that they were pursuing.
Which leads us to the question: If you are working in order to earn as much money as possible, or as large as possible to make an impact?