What does success look like to you? Does it look like the people you see all over social media living their best life? Does it look like the graduating class of your local high school or college? Does it look like that person that gets up every day to go to work to support their family? It depends on your perspective and outlook on life. The famous American poet Marshall Mathers once said “What do I think of success? It sucks.” Well, that’s one way to look at it, but like I said before, it’s all about perspective.
In today’s society, a lot of people equate being successful with how they see people living out loud. You might look at folks shining on the gram and think they’re successful, but all that glitters ain’t gold. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a ton of successful people on social media. For as many that are actually successful, there’s just as many, if not more, living a lie. Some people get a high from the adoration and fandom that comes with being followed on social media. The more likes and views they get, the more they share. Doing all that is fine but receiving a bunch of likes and views doesn’t necessarily mean these folks are successful. It’s a matter of perception when it comes to how you see people.
So that brings me back to my original question of what does success look like to you. Do you look at what a person is displaying on the outside for the whole world to see, or do you look deeper? Webster’s dictionary defines success as “the favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted.” In layman’s terms, it simply means finishing what you start. Once you put the word success in its proper context, you realize that it’s not just the rich and famous that are successful. Anyone that sets out to accomplish something and sees it thru to the end is successful. So now when you’re asked what does success look like to you, I hope this helps you formulate an answer.
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