There are many measures of success.  Fame and fortune often top this list.  However, when you think about it, a life of contentment is the real measure of success.  Once we reach this conclusion we need to dig into what makes us content.  This is our personal key to happiness.

Contentment Comes From Your “Why”

The are many ways to achieve contentment.  However, anyone that is truly content has found and addressed the “why” in their life.  This goal may be a happy family, financial security, the ability to give to or support others, or many other achievements.  So our first step needs to be figuring out the “why” that drives us.  This is the reward we achieve for a job well done.

I must warn you that your “why” is not always obvious.  It also may evolve as you go through life.  As we have seasons of life, we also seem to have seasons of “why.”  Thus, whether you know what yours is or not, this is a good time to reflect on it.

In this episode, we look at the value of “why” and how it may lead you to product and service ideas.  Do not treat the weekly challenge lightly as we need a “why” to set our destination and goals.  If we skip this step, we will end up pouring effort into random motion.


Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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