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Measuring Success


People have a wide variety of ways to measure success, both their own, and others (not necessarily in the same way).


There are seeming/apparent contradictions in how some measure success, for example, those who have assetts/money of some amount (wealth accumulation is one historical measure of success), and yet, seem to be both unhappy, and lack the freedom to spend their time as they wish.


The NYT Article: In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich (see also the print version with full text on one page) provides several anecdotes of individuals, couples, and families who have apparent success by many measures but do not seem to act like, behave like, or frankly feel that they are successful.


Next Actions

  • Analyze the NYT article for the indicators of apparent success contradictions/obstacles.
  • Form hypotheses as to the sources of success contradictions/obstacles, e.g.
    • jealousy
    • envy
    • fear
    • ego
    • lack of real self-confidence
    • lack of critical thinking
    • lack of self-reflection
    • peer pressure
    • inability to QuestionYourContext
    • external definitions of self-worth
    • suburban values
    • wealth of assetts vs. wealth of time



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