Webster’s Dictionary defines success as “the achievement of something planned or attempted.” Remember, your definition of success is neither right nor wrong, good nor bad; it is simply your vision of your ideal life.
In my opinion, what gets a lot people hung up is the overuse of motivational terms like goals, mission, vision, objectives, purpose, and calling. In one way or another, these terms all tie back to what it means to be successful. So, use whatever word works best to help you define success. You will be miles ahead of the people still defining terms and getting themselves tied up like a pretzel. Initially, this should take no more than five minutes; it must come from your heart more than your head. You can always come back later and refine your definition of success.
The first step is to simply get something down on paper. It should feel larger than life and cause your heart to stir. It should motivate and inspire you. W. Clement Stone said, “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”
Now take a stab at it by filling in the blank below. Trust your gut. Put a timer on five minutes and force something out. Then you can ponder it for hours on end and revise it if need be.
Success for me is: