“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” - Maya Angelou
This quote from a writer just glued my eyes to it and made me think. Well, this is also the same philosophy of the ancient yoga and eastern spiritual thinking.
Most people associate success with money or fame or material possessions but all of those are primarily about other people.
Those are about other people's perceptions.
I read about a study done at a reputed university social sciences research group.
Here is what they found -
If everyone of your friends made $100,000 and you made $110,000 you will be really happy but the moment those friends make $160,000 and you made $150,000 you would be very very unhappy .
Much more unhappy making $150K than you were making $110K !!!!
(assuming the prices of everything else remains the same)
Because it is always about other people.
The moment you get away from that thinking process and start thinking about your own self and your mind then you will realize what actually happiness is.