Success: The Definition Is Inside You


Success can also mean completing an objective or reaching a goal. It can be expanded to encompass an entire project or be restricted to a single component of a project or task. It can be achieved within the workplace, or in an individual’s personal life.

What success really means?

No one can tell us what it means to live a good life. It’s easy to assume that success means obtaining a specific object, such as a job or social status, and to believe that if we get that thing, we’ll be successful.

Different types of success

  • Commercial: It refers to how successful you are in your job or business. This includes how much money you earn, your position or title in the company, your professional reputation, etc.
  • Emotional: It relates to the way that you feel and the way that things in your life make you feel. This includes your mental health, your relationships, self-esteem, and outlook on life.
  • Intellectual: It’s measured by how much you’re challenged and are learning. This obviously includes academic success but also covers your ability to learn new things quickly in the workplace, your ability to understand the world around you and your need for the challenge in order to grow intellectually.
  • Spiritual: It involves how content you feel about your spirituality—not religion. This might include having a sense of belonging or understanding your greater purpose.
  • Physical: It reflects how your body feels and how you feel about your body. This involves not only your physical health but also your level of fitness.
  • Evangelical: It’s a measure of how much influence you have over other people. It’s about your informal leadership qualities, your ability to inspire other people and their willingness to follow your lead. It may also reflect how well people remember you.
  • Environmental: It measures your interaction with the environment around you—how it helps you and how you help it. This will include the way that your home and general surroundings make you feel and how environmentally friendly your lifestyle is. Do you compost your garbage, cycle to work sometimes or volunteer for a charity?
  • Time: It’s all about your time on earth and how are you managing your time helping yourself and fellow species.
  • Physical: It’s all about how well you manage your time and how you prioritize what you spend your time on.
  • Collective: It’s all about how you get along with other people. This includes
    how well you work or play in a team and how productive you are when in a team. Do people know, like and trust you?

My perspective on success

I have been in pursuit of success and ultimate happiness for years. Worked hard, took the roller-coaster, traveled—in and out—and even took a 4-year-sabbatical to explore myself and life.

Been there done that; almost.

To me, the capacity to say I QUIT or NO is the measure of success. If you’re so free that you can drop anything that interferes with your joy and peace, you’re successful. For me, the definition of success is to be free from what OTHER’S think, the agenda set by them.

The art of saying no

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything. Learning to say no has challenged me to overcome my fear of rejection and helped me to feel in control. Here are some tips:

  • Say it
  • Be assertive and courteous
  • Understand peoples’ tactics
  • Set boundaries
  • Be firm
  • Be selfish, not self-centered


The real success lies in making a house a home. Making yourself a better human being. What is the success for when you don’t show humanity towards the poor. What is the success for if you do not have any respect for other people, no love for others. It’s all naive. Success doesn’t only lie in achieving your goals.

When you have a loving family, caring friends, people have respect for you, they admire you for what you are, that is what real success is in my opinion. Success for me is to do WHATEVER I WANT and WHENEVER I WANT.

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