What is the definition of success? I looked at Webster’s dictionary and they have “The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted:” as their definition. This is a start, but what if success is not an achievement? I opened another book, Celebrating Success by Gerard Smith that has inspired letters on the meaning of success. These letters were written by famous leaders and some of the worlds most influential people. The letters were an inspiration but none of them really described my definition of success.
I have tried to put my definition into words, but they just don’t do the subject justice.
I’ll get one sentence done and find there is so much more that I want to say.
I picked up another book this week,
entitled Your Roadmap to Success by John Maxwell
I found a list of things that Success isnt...
It’s not Wealth...
It’s not a Special Feeling…
It’s not Specific and Worthwhile Possessions...
It’s not Power…
And it’s not even Achievement…
According to Maxwell, success is a… Journey.
He goes on to say that the picture of success is not the same for any two people because we are all created differently as unique individuals.
John’s definition of success is…
Success is . . .
knowing your purpose in life,
growing to reach your maximum potential,
and sowing seeds that benefit others.
I like this definition as it allows me to be a success . . . Today
Stay tuned this week as we start on our Success Journey. . .
Where would you like to go?
How far can you go?
How do you get there from here?
Get your suitcase and let’s get packing . . .