When we examine tasks, it’s easy to define whether or not we were successful in completing them. However, when we look at life, the definition of success becomes a bit more personal.
Does success mean that you have seven yachts and nine houses or does it mean that your family has food on their plates? The answer will be different for everyone.
For someone who is struggling to put food on the table, they may feel successful when they never have to think about where their next meal comes from. Whereas someone who has never had that problem may not even be wired to think that way.
In the world of business, there are plenty of success stories—each its own journey with a different man or woman forging the definition of that success. To put matters in perspective for your own business journey, let’s take a look at how some universally successful figures define success.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
Maya spent a great deal of her life what most people would consider unsuccessful. She didn’t see the traditional definition of success (money in the back) until much later in life. She also, of course, had a wonderful way with words. In art, it is not always possible to get rich doing what you love—and Angelou believed that’s not necessary to be successful.
Sir Winston Churchill
“Success is moving from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
Was Sir Winston Churchill a successful politician? Of course—he was Prime Minister of arguably the most powerful nation at the time, during a time period where leadership was tremendously important. However, when asked about his definition of success, he didn’t talk about winning elections or wars but rather overcoming adversity and staying motivated.
“Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”
It would be rather difficult to live life these days had it not been for Edison’s inventions. One of the most universally well-known inventors in history, Edison didn’t define success by his number of patents. That is, despite owning over 1,000. Rather, he viewed success by the amount of effort you put into to reaching a goal.
DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation in writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.
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