29 Oct The Only Way to Measure Success
“What is the ultimate quantification of success? For me, it’s not how much time you spend doing what you love. It’s how little time you spend doing what you hate.” – Casey Neistat
I recently listened to an interview of Casey Neistat, an award winning New York-based filmmaker whose online films have been viewed more than 50,000,000 times in the last 3 years. He was asked to name the most successful person he knew. Casey said it was his grandmother.
She was a chubby kid, and her parents started her in tap dancing at age 6 to help her loose weight. What she discovered was
a lifelong passion for tap dancing that lasted from then until the day before she died at the age of 92. When she passed away, Casey and his family had to call 100 students to explain why she wouldn’t be in to teach that day.
Dancing was her life — she danced all day long, taught classes, and when she went to bed at night, she watched Fred Astaire. She spent all day, every day doing what she loved for 86 years of her life. She spent almost no time doing what she hated. There is no higher benchmark of success than that.
Measure your success by how much time you spend doing what you love, and by how little time you spend doing what you hate.
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