A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your idea of success can help you set better goals and see that we all really just want to be masters of our time.
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Peter Cohan, corporate strategy expert and lecturer, suggests that the pursuit of money can lead people to believe that there is no other way to find success. But why do you want money to begin with? There's probably a good chance that you want money so you can do whatever you want to do. You want to be able to spend your time however you choose. With that being the case for many of us, Cohan redefines success:
Success is controlling how you spend your time... If you get there by doing what you want to be doing and it makes you happy, then I consider you to be successful.
The bottom line is that we want security while we pursue the things that we enjoy. Cohan doesn't suggest you force poverty on yourself, just that you re-assess what you're striving for. If money is what you want, that's fine, but take some time to think about why you really want money. When you can identify that, you might find a better way to get there besides the daily grind. Check out the link below to read more.