Is It Time For A Better Definition of Success?

Phil Cooke | 1/20/2019 | Staff
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We’re so enamored by the idea of “success” that I believe it’s derailed an enormous number of creative and gifted people. Because we focus so much on “success” being a financial thing, or a better job title, or finding fame, I believe far too many people feel like a failure, when the truth is exactly the opposite. So let me offer a little different idea of what I believe true success really is:

It’s achieving what you set out to do. Some might say it’s doing what you want to do. Not out of selfish reasons, or for your own ego. It’s simply having the ability, space, or time to do what you actually feel is what you started out to accomplish in life.

Example - Vincent - Van - Gogh - Painters

A good example is Vincent Van Gogh. One of the greatest painters of all time wasn’t appreciated during his lifetime, never experienced a time without struggle, and died penniless and by his own hand. But he was successful because he was faithful to his calling. He painted and left a remarkable...
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