Don’t Tell Me That You Can’t Define Success.


If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

-Frank A. Clark-

Accomplishment, achievement, advance, benefit, fame, gain, happiness, profit, progress, prosperity, realization, victory, arrival, ascendancy, attainment.

These are some words that are synonymous with success.  I’ve often said that success is whatever you define it to be.  From this list, which I found at, you can see that there are many ways that you can achieve something new in your life, many ways to measure success, many definitions.

Success can be as simple as coming to a new realization – like money isn’t the only measure of success.  Now you can stop worrying about always taking new jobs just for the money, but rather because it’s something you love to do.

Success can also be as simple as making progress, progress towards a goal or maybe just reading an extra book every quarter.

Success can be as simple as being happy.  Many of us are so busy thinking about what’s next on our to do list that we miss out on the moment, we miss out on simple happiness.  I really don’t believe, and science has proven, that humans can really multitask.  It’s more like start-stop-start-stop-start-tasking.  Drives me freaking nuts!  Wanted: Must be able to multitask.  What planet are these people from anyway?

There, you now have my permission to define your success using any of the words above or any of the other 32 words that are synonymous with success. After all, it is your life, your definition, your path to travel.  ©

Tino Hernandez

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