Define success on your terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
The only person who can answer the question above is you. I am neither able nor willing to prescribe the ultimate definition of success, as this is not possible. Every person is thinking differently about being prosperous in life and is defining success in another way, so there can’t exist a definition that is suitable for all. You must know exactly how to define success in life! Make yourself aware of what accomplishment, success, and prosperity mean to you in your life. Some might define success as having luxurious cars and an immense mansion, whereas others consider a life full of joy and happiness with their family as the true meaning of success. Once you have figured out what is important, you can focus on your visions and goals.
Many people struggle for defining success. This is mostly because of the success of many people. Another factor that contributes to this problem is the way mainstream culture portrays success. According to the mainstream view, a person is successful when they earn a lot of money, have a big house and a fancy car. As a result, many people have not only adopted but also integrated this superficial portrayal of success into their life. Their aims, ambitions, and dreams are heavily centered on money, power, status, and (sometimes also) fame.
If we are only kind to our benefactors and the people we like, we’re not truly kind beings. Instead, we simply use kindness as an investment or payment. We’re kind to those who we benefit from. We’re also kind to the people that we like. But we always limit our acts of kindness to those who can repay it. It’s also shown to the weak. Even more so, genuine kindness also encompasses treating those kindly who will never repay our kindness.
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes–understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”