Leadership Success Purpose Heaven

AUDIO: Why Society Can Never Define Your Success

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

Nothing is more powerful than the expectations of others. It doesn’t even have to be spoken. Sometimes it’s even imaginary, but it’s so prevalent we know it’s real.

We’re sure we know what society expects. Some have made certain society expects NOTHING from them. They reject the pressure to meet any public standard. Others cave to outside pressure so completely it’s impossible for them to pursue their own passion or interests without massive guilt and duty.

One True Love

For thousands of years, poets have languished over the Romeo and Juliet stories of love that was not meant to be due to circumstantial pressure. Still, most believe that a society driven definition of success in leadership will somehow be satisfying.

Is it possible for a mass of generally discontent bullies to tell you how to be content? Can expectations for you be drawn up robotically with coding that enables your highest created purpose?

Everyone should search for the one. The one true love. The one true God and the one true purpose for their lives. These pursuits will only be discovered for you… by you.

You can make these discoveries for yourself if you’re brave enough. You can unlock your purpose, live with passion and become the leader you were created to be…but it won’t happen unless your passion for breakthrough is actually…YOUR PASSION.

Society’s Definition vs. Your Own

Still the unspoken question remains. You don’t say it out loud because…well that might keep you from fitting in with the masses you’re so desperate to please! But the question is still there.

“Why should I risk it? Why should I define my own success?”

Society can never define your success for three very important reasons.

#1. Society can’t define your success because society can’t define you. You’re unique. You were created for a unique purpose. Your design can’t be broad brushed or categorized by a personality test. You’re you and nobody else.

#2. Society can’t define success for itself. Why would you trust it to define success for you? Let’s get real. Only about 30% of people are even remotely engaged in their careers. They care more about Facebook than living breathing relationships. They fantasize that money and power create satisfaction and they only believe that because they don’t have either… and they’re not satisfied. Society can’t define success for itself.

#3. Society functions with mob psychology. The only thing we know about the sentiment of a mob is that it’s almost NEVER correct. It reacts to herd mentality, fear and short term satisfaction. Society can never ever define your success unless you’re willing to be driven in the same way.

Success carries a very special definition for me. I believe success is found in achieving the purpose for which we were created, the satisfaction and harmony that can be found nowhere else. That is heaven on earth. Everything else is hell.

Society can never define your success. Maybe it’s time to unlock that definition for yourself.

Add your comments to the conversation: Have you been allowing yourself to be driven by society’s definition of success? How would you define success for yourself? Post your reply below.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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