Steverino shares why success isn't what you think it is...

Hola you one-of-a-kind legend...

The etymology (original meaning) of success is 'a happy outcome or good result'. 

Success is subjective...

How you feel about whatever outcome or result you're after is really just that...

Up to your interpretation.

I've asked heaps of quote-unquote successful people how they define it, and they all came back with a different version of the same answer...

My summary of their two cents: 

Having people around you who you love and the time, resources and freedom to enjoy and nurture those relationships. 

Nothing about Instagram followers or writing a best-seller or winning the lottery or being a blue-chip CEO (none of these hurt by the way)...

Just a different definition. 

And to be successful you have to be willing to be different.

To see through the pomp and circumstance online and in real life...

And, to listen behind the words being spoken to you...especially the flattery and hyperbole. 

A few things I'm pretty sure about success...

1. It's not as important as significance...
2. Success is fleeting...
3. There's always someone out there more successful than you...
4. It isn't something you deserve you have to earn it...
5. It can't be bought...
6. People are attracted to it and people they perceive have it...
7. It's a byproduct of being faithful...
8. Everybody is capable of being a success in their own right...
9. No one cares about your success as much as you do...
10. The older you get, the more you redefine it...
11. When you keep doing the next right thing, you're bound to be labeled it...
12. And, if you go chasing after it you probably will miss out on about a thousand more important things.

I'd encourage you to chase after significance instead. 

Like being a better human being today than you were yesterday...

And, helping other people do the same.

Here's to blazing your own trail...

Steve Knox


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