Updated: May 26, 2020
I have often pondered the meaning of the word success. I always thought it was about the progression of career or status you maintained in your life. Now, as I become older, I'm starting to think success is about your perspective. Do you consider yourself successful? Success is defined as "Accomplishment of an aim or purpose". It's such a simple, yet powerful definition.
You are successful if you have accomplished your purpose or aim. That purpose or aim can be as simple as feeding the homeless or as grandiose as becoming the first person to walk on the moon. Your success is not defined by your limitations. You can measure your own success. I'm don't exactly have a dream career. I'm not famous. I don't have a house on a hill that overlooks a beach. I'm ordinary, mundane, and sometimes boring. But, I've set goals for my own success. It's a goal that is close to my heart. It's a goal that is obtainable. My success goal is personal development. I want to fix my personal flaws. I want to become the best person I can be. That's all. Nothing fancy. What are your success goals? Are you successful? Are you living your purpose?