Before you read any further, kindly take this simple exercise. Write down three people whom you know (think) are successful. Done that? Okay, let’s continue. We’ll get to that later. Thanks!
I was once at a job interview where I was asked to define what success means to me. I can’t quite remember my answer just to show you how inconsequential my reply must have been, but I do remember that the question haunted me afterwards.
What criteria do we use to judge success? Is our definition of success influenced by our own needs and desires? What if success is more psychological than physical? Is success something made up by our minds?
Let’s first try to analyse the general view of success, shall we?