Last week Mr. Bon spoke to us about vanity metrics, and actionable metrics, I’ve been thinking about this for a few days now, and I came to a question.
HOW CAN YOU MEASURE SUCCESS?
You see we all work hard hoping to become “successful people”, but think about it; how successful do you have to be in order to be considered a “successful person”? How do you measure success?
The typical image we have of a successful person is someone with a lot of money who is really popular and well known among others. But tell me; are money and popularity actionable measures of success? Of course not! Money and popularity are what we call, vanity metrics. We tend to think that we can measure success by the amount of money we have, or the amount of people that know us; but the truth is, money doesn’t mean absolutely anything if you earned it doing something you hate, or if you have no one to share it with, on the other hand, being popular and knowing a lot of people, has absolutely no value if none of those people are real friends.
The question that tortures my mind now is:
Is there a quantitative way to measure success?