There is one and only one person that can answer that question, and that person is you. I believe that one of the most important key steps to achieving success in life is to simply know the meaning of success for your personal life. The true definition of success is much deeper that the surface level meaning that leads to an image, such as having a lot of money, being wealthy, having a lot of tangibles and earned degrees. Not saying that successful people may not have these things, but it’s not the end all be all in terms of success. On the other hand, I believe the core of true success in life cannot be measured with the above-named factors, but instead with the amount of people that can live a better and more advanced life because of what you created. You are put on this earth to change it. You never want to just exist. This is the meaning of success. Instead people get caught up collecting the trophies of life. In today’s day and age, society and the social media influence leads us to often conclude that living a successful life means to be extraordinarily wealthy and have a lot of tangibles. To some sitting down and having a family dinner is a success and that makes them no less successful just because of the absent intangibles. But the meaning of success is waking up happy with the person in the mirror that is actively pursuing your vision and version of success. Determine what your success is and go get that.

“A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others”. – Chin-Ning Chu

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