Most people are abusive towards themselves. They hold themselves to ridiculous —often unattainable — standards and place themselves under tremendous pressure to over-achieve in every facet of life while continuously beating themselves up for not being super-human.
Most successful people will tell you their satisfaction was derived not from reaching the goal itself, but from the pursuit of the goal. From their hard work and perseverance through stormy waters, doubt, naysayers and uncertainty. That’s what they look back on. And that’s what makes their accomplishments so gratifying. Everything after that is just the reward.
One of the first western dictionaries way back in the 1800’s defines success as; “fortunate, happy, kind, and prosperous.” Fancy words, and even though I can’t believe Oxford was knocking around back then, it’s a definition I could get behind. Success is an interesting topic with many facets to it, so I posed the question […]