WORK-LIFE BALANCE / APR. 12, 2015
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10 Definitions of Success You Should Never Forget

What’s your definition of success? Is it to find love? Is it to make money? Even though we all think about success differently, as humans it’s in our nature to be constantly searching for excellence.

In order to achieve success, you need to envision success. But first, you need to find your true passion and the courage to follow your dreams. If you want to get some inspiration and discover what your own definition of success is, check out what these 10 successful people and entrepreneurs have said success means to them:

1. Michelle Obama

"Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives."

2. Thomas Edison

"Success is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration."

3. Melinda Gates

"If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction."

4. Mark Twain

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence."

5. Winston Churchill

 Winston Churchill
The Guardian

"Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

6. Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn
Success

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."

7. Anne Sweeney

"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live."

8. Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra
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"Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals."

9. Pele

Pele
The Listcovery

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all love of what you are doing."

10. Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick
BBC

"Any definition of success should be personal because it’s so transitory. It’s about shaping my own destiny."

See Also: The World’s Most Influential Thinkers 2015

Success is all about having the right attitude, motivation and determination to pursue what makes you happy!

Everybody wants to become successful one way or another, so what do you define as success? Let us know in the comment section below…

 

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