Of course when asked the question ‘Are You Successful?’ you need to understand what the question means and how success is measured both by you and the person asking. For example if someone asked me if I was successful I would most definitely say yes, but they may be talking about a variety of different aspects of my life, and they may measure success completely differently to me. I feel I am a successful blogger, having worked hard at it for a long time to build up recognition and a community of readers and commenters. But their measure of success as a blogger might mean they want to know how much money I make from blogging. The reality is I don’t make any income from blogging itself. I use my blog as a portal for my other interests that involve selling products to make an income. As you can see on the right hand top there is a sign up box. Anyone who signs up will get regular emails from me, some of those emails will contain help and advice, others will be product reviews with an affiliate sales link which I will earn an income from. The graphics on the blog are all affiliate buttons and if someone clicks them and buys the product I will earn a commission.
So success is measured differently by different people and you must understand both what is behind the question and how you yourself measure success. They say the world is divided into the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. I am a ‘haves’. I have confidence, I have skills, I have good friends and a lovely family, I have opportunities. I do not have a big house, lots of money or a flashy car, but this does not make me a ‘have not’. I have never thought success in life is about material wealth. I’m alive and I survive – I am a have and I am successful!
Enjoy the journey!