Comments on: Is More Success Always a Good Idea? http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/ Life Skills for Successful Living Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:45:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: RACHHPAL http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-25421 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:02:43 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-25421 balance is necessary in all area of life….

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By: Ruben Berenguel http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-7323 Sun, 28 Mar 2010 15:59:55 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-7323 A tradeoff between how successful you want to be, and how much pressure you want to put yourself onto has to be achieved. Success just for success is a path with no end… and I don’t think it is a path which can be enjoyed per se.

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By: Steve http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-7312 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:25:40 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-7312 Jonathan, you make some great points here. I think that the solution to too much success, if there is such a thing, is our internal value system, refined through constant self-reflection and examination. Success should always be measured against our key values, so that it does not rule us. Instead, we need to manage our success, so that we can live and leave a legacy of significance.

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By: Lana http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-6538 Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:08:47 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-6538 I totally agree Jonathan. It helps to get clear on why exactly you want what you want. If more money, why do you want more money? Feeling of security, confidence? What is the root emotion behind your desire and how you can reach that with less effort and sacrifice.

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By: Amit Sodha http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-6536 Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:06:21 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-6536 Hi Jonathan,

Again very timely. I’ve been facing a very similar question with regards to my knee and my current training regime. It’s put me in a place where I do have to make a tough decision and those choices need to be made You’re so right about the cost trade off, there always is one, the cost of fame is loss of privacy, the cost of getting a big sports car is often worrying if it will still be there when you get back.

There’s always a cost so thanks for the reminder to weigh things up carefully!

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By: Richard http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-6528 Mon, 08 Feb 2010 09:39:03 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-6528 I think we need to know where the limit is. Too much success is just an excuse for not knowing what to do next or being greedy.

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By: http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-6526 Mon, 08 Feb 2010 05:37:13 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-6526 Thank you Robin for your kind words of support. It really means a lot to me. I think the success of leo babauta’s (of zenhabits) book “The Power of Less” speaks to a growing awareness of the futility of more, more, more. When we lose sight of our “reasons” life can’t help but get out of balance. While balance does require constant attention as we navigate the ebb and flow of life’s changing current, it is certainly worth the effort.

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By: http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/is-more-success-always-a-good-idea/#comment-6525 Mon, 08 Feb 2010 05:21:50 +0000 http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/?p=2686#comment-6525 Hey Stephen, the real skill (which you seem to have mastered) is to be able to analyze your personal response to “more” and then adjust accordingly. Too many people drive themselves crazy trying to live up to someone else’s definition of success. If it doesn’t contribute to your overall quality of life, then what’s the point? Life is too short to chase other people’s dreams. If it doesn’t serve us, we should let it go. Good work my friend.

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