How Do You Know Your Life is Successful?

If I asked your spouse if you were successful what would the answer be? If you have children, what would they say? How about your colleagues? Your friends? Your body? Your conscience? – See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf
How would you answer the above question?  Is it about the symbols of success….the money, the titles, the power or influence you have?  Or something else.    
 
If I asked your spouse if you were successful what would the answer be? If you have children, what would they say? How about your colleagues? Your friends? Your body? Your conscience? 
To the contrary, these men and women said things like:

1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

To the contrary, these men and women said things like:

1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

To the contrary, these men and women said things like:

1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

To the contrary, these men and women said things like:

1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

 Maybe some more impactful questions would be:
1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

    
To the contrary, these men and women said things like:

1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

To the contrary, these men and women said things like:

1.  “How my kids turn out?”
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

    1.   How did my kids turn out?
2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

2.  “Did I live a personally rich and fulfilling life?”
3.  “Did I change lives in a positive way?”
4.  “Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?”
5.  “Did I really love my spouse?”
6.  “Did I make a difference?”

– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/communication/how-do-you-know-your-life-is-successful/#sthash.4E2gwfSs.dpuf

    2.  Did I live a personally rich & fulfilling life?
   3.  Did I change lives in a positive way?
   4.  Did I build meaningful and deep relationships?
   5.  Did I make a difference?   
 
i.e.  did you move from success to significance?  
 
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    Steve Brody