What Do These Success Quotes All Have in Common?
"I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone." Bill Cosby
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." Bob Dylan
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives." Albert Einstein
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." Benjamin Disraeli
"Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals." Paul J. Meyer
I think the commonality is this:
1. Each person thought about what success meant personally.
2. None defined it in terms of others' expectations.
Have You Defined Your Own "Success" Expectations?
If you haven't, then maybe today is the day to start. Otherwise, you are at risk.
Think about it.
Without a clear sense of what a successful life means to you, everyone else controls your time, your choices, and your career. You have no firm basis on which to make decisions. And no way to tell yourself "I'm doing just fine!"
It also means that others can tell you how they think you are doing as well as what they think you should be doing. Wouldn't it be nice to be clear about why they are so wrong?!
I believe you already know what success means to you. The moment you acknowledge it and start doing something aligned with that definition, you will experience the focus and momentum needed to move forward.
What do you need to acknowledge to make this happen?
Do it. If it's closely work-related, talk with your boss about it. Most of all, put it in motion. Now.