What can drag you down?
One can fail in personal life, and one also can fail in his career. One failure is related to other.
Most of the people understand success as a career-oriented success. They measure success by the advancement of job and making money. That’s undoubtedly an important part of success. But if cant combine and incorporated these achievements with your personal life then you have failed.
If you fail in your personal life, that will drag your career down and vice versa. In my opinion, you have to judge your failure and success by taking consideration to both your private life and job.
Let me give an example, you have got career promotion, but on the other hand, your wife has left you for another. I would take it as if you have failed.
You have a beautiful and caring wife, but you are unemployed. You also have failed.
You have worked so hard to have a high position in your company that you have missed the quality time with your family, you have failed no matter how big rank you have achieved in your organization.
It is true what many people say, that you have to make priorities in your life. Sometimes you need to cut short some of your professional tasks to give more time to yourself and family.
It will not harm your profession at all. The leisure and relaxation will contribute creative and innovative energy that will benefit you in the long run. You will be able to work more efficiently that is key to success.
I understand success as having a comfortable life with your loving family, a healthy lifestyle and of course enough money to maintain a pleasant experience.
You must have some balance between your personal life and your professional life. If you have earned success in your profession but failed in your family life, your overall result is a failure. The outcome is also a failure other way around.
One fails when he/she cant coordinate the personal and professional life.