“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” –Nelson Mandela
I’ve heard people define success in many ways. Some look at it as possession of luxurious cars, homes, clothes, etc. Some view success as hierarchy, social status among peers, positions of power or authority. It could be something simple as waking up early, being able to pay a bill, having a great first date, marriage, landing a job, having a child or finishing a degree. There are many ways people view success, some great, some small but there is one thing I’ve found that is consistent about success – it is defined by the achievers. Whatever it is that makes you feel that you have reached a goal, small or big……that’s your success.
Success is not defined by someone else, it is defined by each of us. Just as beauty or taste is determined, success is a matter of opinion, not a matter of fact.
The point is, you shouldn’t allow anyone to discourage you because you haven’t achieved what they believe you should be achieving. Their definition of success doesn’t have to be your definition of success. Often we allow society to tell us how to live our lives. How to make ourselves happy and secure. The truth is, we are all unique in our own right and our happiness , goals and feelings of success are defined by us, not anyone else.
So I’m asking you, what does success mean to you? What passions drive you to achieve your goals and what will it take for you to achieve them?
Try to create little successful moments each day and every day you will have succeeded in getting one step closer to the “big time”- whatever that may be.
Success is found in you. What you believe you are capable of doing and how much you are willing to sacrifice to get it done. Success is found in the process. Knowing how much you’ve fought to get to the point of reaching the finish line.
You can do it big or you can do it small. Whatever your pick – Just Do It.