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Define Success For Yourself

By: jwilder

It's important to have our own definition of success. Our definition of success should speak to our ideals and be grounded in humility.

As we pursue our dreams we will encounter many different situations, challenges, and even trials. Pursuing our dreams is not a casual effort. There is the possibility that we may experience hurt from ourselves or from others. When we experience the emotions of frustration, lack of progress, or lack of recognition, we can get derailed and lose momentum. We might be tempted to say “this isn’t worth it.” This is when a good success definition can bring us back into balance.

A good success definition can give us a good direction and bring us back to our foundation. A solid foundation is one that is based on personal growth and service to others. For example, nowhere in my success definition does it say anything about recognition, specific timelines, or expectation of wealth.

For me, success is: "Living a life of integrity while pursuing my dreams in a way that serves others."

You know you have a solid and valuable success definition if it has the power to bring you back into a state of peace and empowerment. When we stand on solid ground, we can make much progress and experience the riches of life.

What is your definition of success?

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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