Success means something different to each of us. Success can be defined by earning a great deal of money, having a family or other achievements. The commonality of true success is defined by internal rather than external focus. In other words, success is based on what we think rather than others.
This explains why people, despite their monetary achievements do not feel successful. Instead of determining their personal success, they’ve matched their success to an external measurement. When we determine the standards of our particular success, there is no such thing as failure. Consider someone who enjoys running three miles daily. His friends suggest he compete in one of the local 5K races. He says he doesn’t want to compete and continues to enjoy is three-mile run. I know many people who would say he needs to compete to see if he can improve his time and how he measures against other runners. Our runner has no need to compete to determine success—it’s only about the running and how he feels about it.
What do you think about your own success? How good does it feel and how is it measured?
Lisbeth helps businesses build loyal relationships with their customers through communication training and customer retention strategies. She can be reached through her web site: www.lisbethcalandrino.com.