First and foremost, you are overjoyed that you have completed what you set out to do. It feels fantastic! Your triumph is palpable (or apparent), and you are pleased with yourself. Then the sensation disappears. You may feel proud or satisfied, but ultimately, it's just another thing on your to-do list. The feeling will not last long.
Achieving a goal brings about a feeling that varies depending on how you achieved it. Whether your success was through effort or luck, here are some ways in which it can make you feel:
Proud: If you worked hard to achieve your goal, then this is how you should feel afterward. Even if you didn't meet all of your expectations, you should still be happy with the outcome.
Loving: When you reach a goal that has a loving component to it, you should feel lov- ingly rewarded. This means that you accept the outcome even if you did not meet all of your expectations.
Accepting: When you accept reality as it is, you don't dwell on your failures or regret lost opportunities. You let them go and move on with your life.
Secure: If you feel secure in who you are and what you have achieved, then you should feel secure in your achievement.
Feeling successful is an important element of feeling good about yourself, your talents, and what you do. It captures the core of why we do things and what we receive from our efforts. As rewarding and wonderful as the sensation of completion is, the emotion of being unaccomplished may be equally as powerful, although in a negative way.
Being accomplished means that you have achieved some goal or purpose. You have completed an assignment or task and it was well done. You would feel accomplished after creating a work of art, writing a book, or playing a musical instrument. Creating something that satisfies your creative needs is a way for your spirit to feel useful and valuable.
In psychology, the concept of feeling successful comes up often in discussions about self-esteem. Psychologists believe that in order to have healthy self-esteem, we need to experience success in our lives. Even if you fail at something, if you learn from your mistakes then you are still accomplishing something and this should make you feel good about yourself.
Success can also mean achieving a goal or purpose that matters to you. If you want to feel successful you should find ways to achieve these goals and not let other people's opinions hold you back from doing so. For example, if you want to feel successful as a musician, you should keep practicing your instrument no matter how bad you think you sound.
But, by all means, rejoice in your accomplishments. Don't let yourself get self-conscious. Don't get caught up in the false-humility nonsense. When you've accomplished something fantastic, give yourself a pat on the back....
How to Feel More Satisfied at the End of the Day
Success becomes a measure of how much you have truly discovered "you," uncovered your soul, and accepted it. The more you know yourself, the more successful you will be.
The only way to succeed is by trying. You cannot succeed at something that you never start. Start now!
The key to success is constant improvement. Without improvement, there can be no success because success depends on how well you do things next time rather than how well you did them this time. So keep learning from your mistakes and don't stop improving.
If you want to be successful, think about what that means for you. If you just look at it negatively, then you won't be successful. But if you understand that success means achieving goals and reaching for dreams, then you'll be able to achieve that too.
Being successful isn't just about having money or fame; it's also about being happy. True success comes from within and gives us the strength we need to face the world every day. It doesn't matter what other people think of you or your work. All that matters is what you think of yourself and your abilities.
In conclusion, success means different things to different people.