Success is personal for each of us isn’t it? My definition is not the same as yours.
For some it might be being an exceptional business person, for others it might be earning a certain amount of money, for others it might be a fulfilling family life etc. There are infinite possibilities.
I personally believe that success is state as well as a destination or achievement. I believe that one of the purposes of setting goals is to become the people we need to be in order to achieve those goals. It’s about our personal growth, who we have to become, how we stretch ourselves.
The reason for this is that achievements come and go, but our personal expansion stays with us and has a compounding effect on the rest of our lives.
For example, a business person might define success as a great business that makes a lot of money. That’s one definition, it’s a destination. But perhaps it would be more powerful to build a profitable business with a huge social impact and stretch your skills so you become a more well-rounded business person, because that goes with you for life.
See what I mean?
I’d encourage you to expand your definition of success to include who you become to achieve something, as well as the accomplishment itself.
When it comes to your business, what’s more important, revenue or profit?
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.