How Do You Define Success?

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Once upon a time, I had a conversation with a friend. We talked about his work. I remember asking him “Do you meet your numerical goals?” and they responded with “I am not sure – I don’t know what my goal is.”

The manager inside me shrieked in terror upon hearing that.

Friends, employees, leaders, managers – how often do we get frustrated when people aren’t doing what we hope for them to do? However, instead of feeling frustrated, perhaps we should turn the focus on ourselves.

Have we defined what success looks like for the people around us?

It can be a number. It can be a qualitative goal.

If we define and validate what success looks like to those around us, life will be much easier… and we will become more successful.

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