Success is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. And any single individual’s definition may be somewhat polarizing, depending upon your personal beliefs. Over the years, my own definition of success has changed significantly.
As a child, I defined success as being a doctor 👩⚕️ or maybe an astronaut 👩🚀. Owning a house – bonus points if it had a swimming pool! Taking vacations. All very material and concrete measures.
By my late teens, early 20’s the definition had changed to be more education/early career based. Did you go to a good school and get a meaningful degree? Did you land a management trainee or some other “career-path” job? While the focus had turned a bit more inward, these were still fairly limiting/specific definitions.
During the mid-life crisis of my early 40’s I had a revelation! What if I stopped measuring success as an attainment of specific goals or material things and started defining it as gradual but consistent improvement? It’s a much more fluid and positive way to define the word. It’s also one that nearly ensures if you put forth any effort, you’ll find it!
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