Most people in the world are career oriented. They hardly ever look back on what they did and what they did not throughout their life. Being career oriented is not the problem, the actual problem is the regret of never savouring happy moments which were there during the journey to the acme of one’s profession. Such regret will hit the man with almost a physical impact, and looking back there will not be a single memory to hold onto.
This calls for unhappiness, loneliness and gradually depression. This feeling of regret shall only lead to loss in productivity. Having a dream and chasing it is the best thing a person can do because without a dream, an ambition, a person cannot grow and succeed. I am not telling that men won’t have ambitions or dreams but one should not hesitate to spend a little time with his own self. After years of toil and hard work if he doesn’t have a memory of the journey through ups and downs of life he will never be at peace.
So, shall we give up on the path to our goal and swap our working selves with our leisure and mental satisfaction?
The answer is no. Having a little time with yourself, your family, your wife or lover is the best for uplifting the curtains of work stress that has accumulated through the years. It is scientifically proven that people who lead a happy lifestyle have a greater chance to attain the peak of their career. The human mind is a wanderer and often tends to wander on materialistic desires and in return increases one’s stress and fall in career-performance. Scientifically speaking people can be divided in four types of personalities: –
Type A personalities often struggle against the clock. They always suffer from a sense of urgency and they are introvert hence are not much sociable because they have spent most of the time of their life with their work rather than people.
Second is Type B. People with this type of personality are easy going, focused on their work but also very light hearted. They are humble, happy to work and very sociable person i.e extrovert. Such people often attain success physically by attaining all materialistic desire example power, fame, money etc and also mentally by attaining happiness and creating memories in their journey. They happen to be the ideal image of success.
Third type is Type C who are most of the time remain depressed about occurring of events and often remain sad and suffer from insecurity and inferiority complex. They are not much successful.
Type D personalities are very pessimistic and they personality and mentality are beyond any scope of upliftment. People with this type of personality often complain about the situation but hardly they try to change the situation. They hence have a very poor sociable character.
This discussion about personalities was only to refer to the fact acquiring Happiness in work and memories on the journey to the top only can bring a person close to Success. “One has to work to become able enough to attain something they desire” as much as this statement is true it is also true that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. So don’t forget to be happy, as feeling of satisfaction at different positions of life is very important.
To understand the last statement, we have to understand Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational Theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. The pyramid from the bottom can be named as: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.
As per this theory the needs must be fulfilled to attain self-actualization. Some people in the pursuit of goal and self-aggrandizement skip the steps of the pyramid, but in this regard, they fail miserably due to lack of self-motivation, self-complacency and self-achievement. As you can see skipping the steps would make the pyramid fall thus the fall of the person who skipped steps becomes inevitable.
From aforementioned discussion we can conclude the difference between goal achievers and successful people who achieved the goal.
Hence to end this article let’s keep a key statement in our mind “Success do not necessarily lead one to Happiness but Happiness will surely lead to Success”.
Rajarshi Das. A former student of Aditya Academy Sr. Secondary school, DumDum who has given his class 12 exam just recently, love writing poems.
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