Success is defined by Webster dictionay as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame or accomplishing one goals.” There was a time when success simply meant obtaining an education, a well respected profession, and having a family of your own. If you did not meet that standard you were deemed a failure in society’s eyes. Thankfully with time the idea of success has evolved. It is time that we define success for ourselves. The question you have to ask yourself is “how I you define success?” In order to do fulfill success for yourself you have to have a clear vision for your life and not how others will define it.
What do you want your life to look like
Success is driven by the goals you fulfill regardless of what they are. They are your goals and they should be defined by the life you envision for yourself. I suggest to you that money and power is not enough. In order to live the life we need, we should incorporate our overall well-being, wisdom, wonder and ability to give. The life that you want to live should involve peace of mind. This is a result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to accomplish every goal you’ve set whether it is to become CEO of a major company or to raise children so they can be the best they can be along with being a supportive wife.
What is your passion
What is that thing that keeps you up at night? What are you constantly researching? What makes you happy? That thing in your soul, that person you want to help. That fire, it is what fulfills you. Be completely honest with yourself, no matter if it is being a great mother to your children or a venture capitalist, it is what drives you.
When it is all said and done, why are you reaching for success? Why do we have these goals? Some of us want to travel, some of us want to have a place we can call home. Some of us are not concerned with having money in the bank. Some of us want to fulfill a purpose we believe we have. When you know the reason why you do these things, and you feed into that reason, then you know what success truly means and if you have met it.