Success per Tom Hopkins

Great motivator Tom Hopkins measured success based on four areas of fulfillment:
1) financial accomplishments, based on self-image and goals;
2) emotional stability and the ability to control emotional handicaps;
3) physical fitness and feeling good physically;
4) maintaining spiritual awareness and a personal relationship with a higher power.

Said Hopkins, "If you can meet all four of these, you're a successful human being by my measure of success."

Success is always a moving target. What Tom has done is to slow the target down in order to make success an identifiable goal. In my life the fourth point is inter-elated to the other 3 points. I established this connection in my life, long before the other goals were a part of my thinking.

- Mel