How do you define the word, success? Webster's defines success as: a favorable outcome or result; also the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. Here's how some famous figures in history have defined the term:
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein
To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success. ~Anna Pavlova
It is possible to fail in many ways ... while to succeed is possible only in one way.
What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. ~ Bob Dylan
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~ G. K. Chesterton
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
~ Joseph Addison
A minute's success pays the failure of years. ~ Robert Browning
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.~ Norman Vincent Peale
But you know what, who cares how Webster's defines it? And why does it matter what Albert Einstein thought about it? Take some steps, grab a "GPS" (Goal Planning Sheet (or two or three!) and define what success means to you today ... tomorrow ... this week ... this month ... this year.
BTW - I teach my clients that "Success is the continuous achievement of Your Pre-determined goals, Stabilized by Balance and purified by Belief." Give us a call and we can help you become a Master Goal Achiever not just a Master Goal Setter !