Are you successful? Is your business a success? Everybody strives to be successful at what he or she does. But in the end can you say you have arrived? People have visions, missions, goals and targets to achieve, and resources are not spared to get to that destination. Success means different things to each person or business. Success could mean money and financial independence, power, recognition, and a feeling of pride in an accomplishment. How would you define “success”? When can a person say “I am successful”. What is successful to you might not be the same with everybody. Success could be related to a simple goal to accomplish a daily task or a challenging business goal to gain a market share of an industry.
Zig Ziglar, a famous author, salesman, and motivational speaker has said that “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.”. How true is this for your life or business. If its a journey, would you say you are on the right path or road. If you think its a destination, would you say you have arrived. I believe its a journey with accomplishments along the way. These are a few opinions from some business leaders and renowned leaders.
# Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. — George Sheehan
# “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” — Earl Nightingale
# Life is a journey and success is achieving the targets/goals set in the life. These targets may be so many including important, less important, short term and long term. Journey continues with life and so the new targets.- Jujhar Singh(Pharma and Biotech Entrepreneur)
# “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell
# “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley
# Success is the achievement of rational happiness – not whims, not narcissistic, not hedonism, but rational happiness – and we are each responsible for the achievement of our own happiness.-Sydney Morgan D.(CFO/Controller at Sound Answering & Business Svc)
# “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather
Strive to be successful at what you do and never give up on what can make you successful at achieving your own goals. The question still remains: How would you define “success”? When can a person say “I am successful”?