Many people strive for success in their lives but it is possible to obtain it and to still not feel as satisfied as you think you ought to be. This explains that feeling and what could be behind it. It can apply to your work life but also could happen in other areas.
- Success is not an automatic pathway to happiness.
- Even very successful people can feel like impostors, as if they have somehow not truly earned their success, or believe they still fall very short of some internally imposed benchmark.
- Overcoming a lack of happiness and perceived individual success is achievable by broadening one’s definition of success to include all areas of life, especially personal and social ones.
“Beaton breaks down three kinds of friends you can have—those who look up to you, those who stand beside you, and those who will call you forward into the person you want to become.”