April 22nd, 2012
When I was a little boy, I figured out that hell is the moment when you die and you realize that your life sucks. Heaven being the same moment, but you realize that your life is fucking awesome.
The 5 things you, I and everyone else can do to stay far away from that hell.
1. I will live my dreams
2. I will work enough
3. I will say what I think
4. I will cultivate my friendships
5. I’m happy
Thanks for Paul Graham for the inspiration and to Bronnie Ware for the “field work”.
March 28th, 2010
This is such a wonderful question, a great reality check in terms of what are you doing and why are you doing it. It’s also great to see your answer refine from something fluffy and value-based to something tangible and actionable.
It’s really a purpose question. According to a survey by NYTimes just few percentile of people know what is their purpose. Success really means “fulfillment of your purpose”.
For me success means to see people smile. I can’t imagine a better and a more tangible metric.
What’s your success metric?