Redefine Success. Or live your life as a failure.

January 21, 2016

What is “true” success? What just popped into your mind? Unfortunately I’ll bet you 20 bucks that what just flashed through your subconscious were images of the “trappings of success” but had little or nothing to do with your own success. I’ll bet you just lost 20 bucks didn’t you?

I’m tired of the misconceptions to be honest, so it’s time to put them to bed. For good. Say “goodnight misconceptions”!

To do that, let’s turn our attention to the great “Dean of Personal Development” Mr. Earl Nightingale for his definition of what success truly is.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale

So what does that mean for you and I?

Read this slowly… It’s so simple that you might miss it. I’m serious.

In order to be truly “successful” you and I should be living everyday how we want to.

Stop, and read that again. ^

Read it again, I know you just tried to ignore me.

Notice I didn’t say, you need to be living everyday how your mother-in-law wants you to. I didn’t say how Donald Trump wants you to live. I didn’t even say you need to live like your spouse or significant other wants you to live.

I definitely didn’t say you need to drive the fancy cars, or live in the biggest mansion. I also did not say you need to live in a tiny cabin in the backwoods or a shack on the beach with nothing but a surfboard. I didn’t say you need to be a minimalist. I didn’t even say you need to be out of debt or make a lot of money; or any money for that matter. I didn’t say anything about what success is, because success is 150% different for you than it is for me!

You have no right to define success for me, and society has no right to define success for you. So stop letting it. Don’t allow success to become only what is acceptable by everyone else. That’s not true success.

Success is what YOU make it.

True success, in all areas of your life, is entirely up to you to define.

So if you’re acting like a failure, or thinking you are, it’s time to stop.

If you’re not where you want to be, well then, let’s start working on that today.

Stop back tomorrow for my easy to use formula for learning anything. It’s so simple you’ll probably want to slap me!


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    1. Awesome article and awesome definition of success. I think people need to hear that.

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