What is success? There are two types of success, corporate success and personal success.
The majority of people measure success by the amount in their bank account and by financial gain. It scares me when people measure success only by corporate coos, money in the bank and material possessions. But life is not just about work, climbing corporate ladders and making money. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t discourage this sort of success. These things are the rewards for brilliant ideas and not being afraid of trying new things. Creative solutions create new market space. But it is only a part, you can have all the money and material possessions in the world and still have unfulfilled desires. So let’s talk about the other type of successful people.
There are people who measure success based on how they have enriched their lives with friends and fulfilling their desire to see the last foreign place on their life’s “to see list”. Even though they may not be rich, these people have a lot of personal success. People who have personal success don’t generally focus on professional success at all times, they take time out for themselves and use all their vacation. They make sure and compartmentalize work life and family life. They take mental breaks and nurture themselves with time and meditation (regardless of religion). Some even just work as much as they need in order to go on their next adventure.
When someone can combine personal and professional success, they have figured out the equation and have achieved the goal of work and life balance.
If you haven’t, or have tried and not quit reached it, then maybe you should be diversifying your strategies