Word Of the Week #57: Success

April 22, 2009 by  

Success: the measure of obtaining a desired end.

How do you define success? I have a friend that considers herself successful. She has a job she loves, great friends, and a life that makes her happy. However, her husband doesn’t think she’s successful because she doesn’t make a lot of money.

Do you think that money is the only measure of success? I believe that it is part of the mix. Just making money and not enjoying what you do, does not sound like success to me.

I use this quote in my presentations from time to time.

“Success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm.”
                      — Author Unknown

Just because you try something and it doesn’t work, doesn’t mean that it will never be a success. Positive people see failure as a set back. Negative people see failure as a no win situation.

Are there any areas in your personal or professional life where you have failed? Did you come up with another approach or did you give up? This week focus on being more receptive to trying different things. Like the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”