The Definition of Success in 2021

The Definition of Success in 2024

What does this mean to you?                                

How do you view success?

The Definition of Success in 2024 elaborates on most of the important information you need to know on this topic.

Success is a simple word but also a complex word. It means different things to a lot of people in different ways. Most people have different definitions of it while some are still trying to really understand the word “Success”.

In life, we most times say that we are successful in one area of life or another. Most times, we proclaim we are striving to be successful in life or in an aspect of our lives depending on which area in life and what we are aiming at.

The truth remains that we all desire to be successful in an area of our lives or in life generally. While some are dreaming of it, some are working at it and some are already achieving it in their daily lives.

This brings us back to our earlier posed questions: what does this term actually mean and what are the definitions?

Frankly speaking, it has no single definition. It’s like a tree with many branches. It has different meanings to different people.

Below are some of it’s different definitions and how people view it differently:

1. It is the status of having achieved and accomplished an aim or an objective. 

2. It is the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.

3. It means the accomplishment of one’s goals.

4.  It means the attainment of wealth and respect.

5. It is the attainment of position or promotion.

6.  It is the attainment of honor and fame.

7. It is the achievement of eminence.

8. It means when one is favoured

9. It is when one achieves a level of healthy living or overcome some health challenges.

10. It means achieving a weight loss and getting yourself back to the shape you desire.

11. It could mean buying or building your dream house.

12. It could be getting a college degree.

13. It means getting your dream job.

14. It could be buying your dream car.

15. It could be getting married to your ideal spouse.

16. It could be building  and having the ideal family you dream of or desire.

17. It is starting and building that your dream business.

18. It is living your ideal life.

19. It is being at peace with yourself and living peaceably with others.

20. It is achieving your spiritual, psychological, emotional, physical, and mental life goals.

Is it possible there are more definitions to success than listed above?

Sure there is the likely-hood. Infact, I went further to research on what this term means to some notable successful men and women of old and new.

Below are their definitions:

Success is really nothing more than the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” Earl Nightingale

“Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“It is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“It is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“It is also nice to feel like you made a difference — inventing something or raising kids or helping people in need.” – Bill Gates

 “I measure success by how many people love me.” – Warren Buffett

“Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.”- Richard Branson

“If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience you will find your definition of success.” – Stephen Covey

“Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.” – John Wooden

“To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.” – Arianna Huffington

“To me, the definition of success is waking up in the morning with a smile on your face, knowing it’s going to be a great day. I was happy and felt like I was successful when I was poor, living six guys in a three-bedroom apartment, sleeping on the floor.” – Mark Cuban

“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.” – Deepak Chopra

“…How to be used in the greater service to life. Ask this question, and the answer will be returned and rewarded to you with fulfillment, which is the major definition of success, to me.” – Oprah Winfrey

“For Barack, it isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Barrack Obama

My Final Thought on this:

In the world today, when it is discussed anywhere, peoples mind automatically swings towards the accumulation and acquisition of money or material things. But it is much more than that.

To me it starts with knowing your purpose and goal in life, writing them down clearly and vividly, having a definite plan with a long term vision in mind, being committed and persistent towards achieving these vision of yours, and maintaining a positive, happy, and healthy personal and family life all the way. 10 Keys to success shows you what to do and how to go about achieving it.

What does success mean to you?

Do you believe you can attain it?

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