Success is one of those words that can have many different meanings, often depending on who is describing it. The Webster dictionary, tells us that success is an achievement of ones goals, wealth, honors, etc.
I believe the real definition lies within the person who is using it. It is in the progress that was performed and not the end result. Take a child who is able to compete in a sporting event. The success came in his/her ability to enter the race and not the gold medal he/she may or may not have won. The beauty of success is in the meaning of what it holds for us individually.
Let’s take a look at what truly #successful people say. As you will read, it is not always about money, but more about taking control of your thoughts and what you are able to give back.
Henry Ford, “coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Albert Einstein, “try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Booker T Washington, “success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
Winston Churchill, “success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the #courage to continue that counts.”
Vince Lombardi, “the price of #success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
George S Patton, “I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “to laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate the beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded."
You ask, what is my definition of success? Well for me, it is a lot of things, balance and abundance in love, life and business. I want to be able to give back to women less fortunate than myself, each step whether small or big, will be a direction towards me feeling like I have achieved success.
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