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How do you define success?

coreyjs profile image Corey Schaf ・1 min read

It is a simple question but at times hard to understand: How does one define success? We each have our own goals, ambitions and traits that drive us towards this goal. This idea of success for many is driven by comparisons instead of the result of our own personal pillars.

My idea of success is a simple question I ask myself everyday: Am I better today than I was yesterday.

Have I accomplished some small goals? Have I learned more at work to push myself farther? Have I helped someone in need? The idea of bettering yourself everyday is something I can hope will bring me happiness. If I can quote Steve Jobs for a second:

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

Do not become stagnate. Do not accept mediocrity. Do not settle for the mundane and lifeless. Is your job too easy? Are you unchallenged? Move on. Never stop building, never stop creating, never stop learning. Find what drives you to be a better person. Do not cheat your well being for short term dividends.

What's the point? The point is... don't lose your dinosaur.

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