Cambridge Dictionary defines success as “the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for.”
Therefore, the concept is inherently personalized, with the distinct possibility that no 2 equal formulas exist out there.
However, society has its way of pressuring us into conforming and/or committing to certain rites of passage. For some it’s college. For most is marriage and kids. To distinguish ourselves in our profession. To grow and evolve. To achieve some measure of financial stability.
Those are some goals, but they’re not all goals. And things get even murkier when they’re expected on a timeline, sometimes forcing us into rushing situations and then facing consequences that can’t be undone.
I’m here to tell you that it’s all a fallacy. Obviously we’re all members of society and some norms need to be observed and respected. Perpetuated, I suppose.
But just like there may not be 2 equal, tangible definitions of success, you can also bet that there are as many pathways to getting there as people on the planet.
If you’re going to do something, anything, do it right. Take your time. Enjoy the journey. Only you can define your success.
And remember, you’re also allowed to update its definition whenever you want. It’s a one-person race after all, and you’re the clear favorite.
Written by Rodrigo Azurmendi
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