For me, success is five things:
Success is having the ability to create anything you dream up. Developing the ability to come up with great ideas, and mastering the skills to execute them and make them reality.
Success is having the wherewithal to know when to say yes, and when to say no. (I still needs some work on this one.) Understanding that time is short and therefore precious. What we do with our time shows a lot about who we are. I want to use my time for what’s important to me and makes the most impact.
Success is taking bold moves. Taking steps past your fears into your discomfort zone. Not being afraid to push past failure. Not giving up to setbacks. I want to look back at my life and think, ‘wow, that was bold’.
Success is how deep and wide the relationships you make. It’s not about the quantity, but the quality of the relationship. That being said, I️ want to know a large diverse group of human beings, pursuing excellence in their own way. I️ want to be surrounded by greatness, love, and wisdom.
Success is the impact you have on others. Living by example. Your words speak loud, but your actions speak louder.
And if I was forced to pick a sixth, it would be the interweaving connections between these five.
In other words, success is a lifelong pursuit. It’s not about the end, but the journey of how you got there.
What does success mean to you?
— Josh Waggoner