Success is talked about throughout society and people seem to be working towards being successful with almost every job that is done. It is interesting that people even decide at an early age at times, which profession will be looked at as a successful one. A prestigious job so to speak is one that seems to say successful by just the title. But this doesn't always make a person successful. There are examples where poor jobs were done by people with impressive titles. Mostly it is people doing regular jobs everyday and trying to do them well.

However the workplace is not the only gauge of success. Sometimes people spend so much time at work that the home structure suffers. Is this success? Or at times people are late for work a lot or do not complete the job in a correct manner. That can't be success. Success is at times gauged by awards, but this is a fleeting reward though a terrific reward for a good job. However, it never means a person can stop there. Plus a person can be a success without ever receiving an award.

Success is something that must be decided individually. The workplace can assist in this in explaining what is wanted and needed at the job but it will really be the person doing the job that completes this work. Each day this is done is a success for the day. Success needs to have the home life included in its definition seeing that life is also dealt with there. There needs to be a balance of fun and relaxation in regards to life and to evaluate success. When one aspect is sacrificed for another aspect of life though someone may seem successful, sometimes the price is too high.

When looking at success a person needs to take into consideration the happiness that will come from the life lived. If there is not a balance in regards to life something will fail along the way. It doesn't have to be one way or the other.

Author's Bio: 

Liz Cosline is an Author and Life Ownership Coach. She has been in business management over 23 years and has received several awards. Liz began writing after a life changing experience and has had four books published.