Being successful means the achievement of desired visions and planned goals. Furthermore, success could be a certain social status that describes a prosperous person that could also have gained fame for his/her favorable outcome. The dictionary describes being successful as the following: “attaining wealth, prosperity and/or fame”.
Here are quotes on what entrepreneurs and leaders think about success in life and work.
1. “Being Successful Isn’t Just For The Lucky And Elite…”
Success is for anyone who wants to change, work hard or anyone ready to strike when opportunity knocks at the door. Plenty of resources are available for people to become successful, its people’s responsibility to seek these opportunities out.
Just because you don’t have a fancy diploma from a prestigious school doesn’t make you any less capable than someone who has a degree. People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of school, and they seem to have done alright for themselves.
2. “Being Successful Is About Making Your Mark On This World…”
Success is doing something good you are passionate about and hopefully, helps people in the process. A lot of people end up being successful. And some of those successful people end up being rich. But very few people actually make their mark on the world and leave us all better off for having known them. We need more of those people.
3. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
We all have days when we like ourselves, and then there are days when we don’t. We all have had days, and even jobs, where we really didn’t like what we were doing. Even if we liked what we did, but were uncomfortable with how we did it, it would be hard to consider ourselves a success.
However, when we like who we are, what we do, it’s hard not to consider ourselves successful. Even with lacking results, there will still a lot to be to be happy about.
4. Success is not just what you do in your life, it is about giving others inspiration
Success isn’t just about accomplishment. It’s also about how the things you do in your life motivate & inspire others to do something motivating & inspiring in theirs. It’s about helping people, adding value to other people’s lives, and making a positive difference, no matter how small.
5. “Success is not buying a sports car, taking your company public for $500 million or retiring early, but rather helping others to pavé their own paths so they can impact the world in their own positive ways.”
Wealth is what we give to others to pass on through their own actions, lives and journeys. The biggest mark you can leave is not the amount of wealth you create for yourself, but how you teach and inspire others to create their own wealth.” When we help others meet their goals, like starting a company or a nonprofit, we give them the opportunity to re-create the same scenario with their own followers. The cycle continues, and generations benefit from it.
6. “Being Successful Isn’t Just About The Number Of People Who Know You Or The Amount In Your Bank Account…”
Success is consciously designing a life that meets your goals and vision. It’s about building the great lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of, regardless of money or fame.
What’s your favorite success on life and career quote?
Also published on Medium.