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It's OK to Chase Success

By: jwilder

Some people say "Don't chase success." I say that's misguided advice. Seeking success is no different than seeking wisdom. And wisdom is the mother of success.

Here are just a few examples that force a negative definition of success:

"The problem with chasing success is it's a feeling you'll never catch."

"Stop Chasing Success. Seek Significance."

"Don't chase success, attract it"

"Why We Need to Stop Chasing Success and Start Enjoying Life"

Don't chase success. Instead, decide to make a difference and success will find you."

The problem with all these ideas is that they start with a negative definition of success. They define success as a feeling, "a high." They see success as lacking significance, sacrificing the enjoyment of life, driven by greed and selfishness.

Let's not get seduced into believing these negative definitions of success.

Common sense knows success is good. Success is a positive direction. Success is a goal achieved. Success is finding balance. Success is living a fulfilling life. Define success for yourself, and let others play word games.

To your success!

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James Wilder

I write about success principles and practices that help dreamers take action and achieve their goals! I believe that success is for anyone that truly desires it.

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