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What's the key to being successful in life?

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Thank you comment icon To be successful in life. Define what success is to you . Kirstin Johnson, MPH

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Anahi’s Answer

success is a subjective concept that varies for each person. Define what success means to you and strive to create a fulfilling and meaningful life based on your own values and aspirations.
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Rajeene’s Answer

Hi Maya! I found found that success is what you define it to be. It is not what is defined by others or what society dictates. You would reflect on the things in life that you want and what will make you happy. What will fulfill you and what you feel will set you apart from not the rest but the better version of yourself from the year before and 5 years from that. I find that the best competition in life is you! I find that the world will always put pressure on people to look to your right and your left and do comparisons. However, the best comparison you have is the reflection in the mirror!
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James Constantine’s Answer

Hi Maya,

Success is a broad term, with a spectrum of interpretations. For some, it's a hefty bank balance, providing them with the freedom to retire comfortably and make purchases without a second thought. Others might view success as the joy of nurturing a family, ensuring their children are well-fed, well-dressed, and well-educated.

My own perspective on success revolves around the act of helping those in need. The satisfaction derived from lending a helping hand, especially in dire situations, is immeasurable. Money can be a useful tool in this endeavor, and acts of charity are always welcomed. Volunteering holds great significance, but nothing beats the fulfillment of assisting someone in a crisis. I recall my days as a lifeguard half a century ago, rescuing people from perilous situations. In 1973, we saved a man from a shark attack, administered first aid, and ultimately saved his life, despite him losing a leg.

Success is a subjective concept, varying from person to person. A grandmother might consider her success to be reaching the age of 65 with two healthy, happy grandchildren. For those who endured the horrors of war, success was simply surviving to see a day of peace. A teacher might find success in dedicating 50 years to educating young minds.

In essence, success is about contentment with your life's accomplishments. For me, it's about striving to end wars and caring for the nearly 900 million refugees who are deprived of basic necessities. I'm also a strong advocate for free education for all.

Take care and stay blessed,

James.
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Christian’s Answer

Hi Maya,

That is a big question for sure. In order to be successful in any field you go into or just life in general, make sure be open to change and receptive to feedback from your peers. It took me a long time to get out of my own way (it's still a battle at times!) and be open to things not always going according to plan. A lot of life is how we respond/react to situations. Don't jump to conclusions and always keep an open ear. Empathy is also a key component to see things from another person's perspective. It's not always easy out there, but do your best and if you need help with anything, don't be afraid to ask friends/family/colleagues. The only silly questions are the ones that are not asked ! Also networking is very useful in any field you go into so that you have references for future jobs.

Hope that helps and I wish all the best in your future too !

- Chris
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Rashida’s Answer

Defining what success looks like for you outside of others expectations. Taking the time to do self check-ins to see what goals are yours alone and not the expectations put forth by others. Checking in with yourself to celebrate small wins and recalibrate goals and interest into something that reflects you. Allowing yourself to work hard while understanding that self-care is a priority.
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Kelsey’s Answer

Recognizing that "success" is a personal definition that evolves over time is an excellent beginning.

It required a considerable amount of time for me to realize that success is an intensely personal idea, with numerous aspects to consider - financial, professional, community, family, physical health, and mental health.

These elements fluctuate and transform as time passes, with some dimensions becoming more or less significant.

Ultimately, having a keen self-awareness of what brings you joy and what helps you become the best version of yourself is the most effective way to define success in a manner that aligns with your life!
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Terrell’s Answer

Success is defined differently for each person. One of the best ways I measure success is by completing and achieving any task I've set out to do. Success starts with setting goals for yourself. Completing the goal requires discipline. The more goals you set and meet, the more confident you will feel about yourself. I guess you could say success is a feeling. Some people on the outside could look at you and check off a box because you have achieved certain milestones, but you may not feel successful. It may be just a milestone but not a goal. For example, you may have a dream to get a college degree. You will only feel successful once you reach that goal. Taking the first step of enrollment will feel good, but you will only feel the taste of success once you walk across a stage with your diploma.

Start with your goals!
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Ricardo’s Answer

Hi Maya,

Here are four valuable tips I've learned and practiced over the years to help you achieve your goals:

1. Cultivate Discipline: Regardless of the goal you want to achieve, discipline is essential. Dedicating your time and energy consistently to making it happen is important.

2. Embrace Enthusiasm: If you lack confidence, happiness, or motivation regarding your goals, it becomes challenging to make progress. It's crucial to cultivate enthusiasm and passion for what you're pursuing.

3. Track Your Milestones: Often, we focus only on the starting point and the ultimate goal, overlooking the significant progress we make in between. Setting milestones along the way allows you to acknowledge and celebrate your achievements as you reach them.

4. Foster Resilience: Success rarely follows a linear path. It's important to recognize that life is unpredictable, and setbacks are bound to occur. Developing resilience and adaptability is crucial to overcome obstacles and maintain momentum towards success.

I hope these tips prove helpful to you. Wishing you the very best in your endeavors!

Kind regards,
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Ricardo Maya
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Kia’s Answer

Hi Maya,

You've asked a ring dinger of a question. I love it. Success is subjective concept meaning there are multiple ways to evaluate it. I would say to attain your own personal success, you should first determine your values.

What are rules or values you structure your life around? These are more abstract goals like having ambitions, moral codes etc.
What brings you joy, peace, contentment?
Happiness comes and goes but what are the things that you can do in your life everyday that simply brings you peace regardless of how your day went? What is something that you enjoy?

How can you surround yourself with those things? How can you find deeper meaning in the the things you currently do to help bring you that fulfillment?

Once you've determine your core values then you can begin setting goals. Success is not predicated on accomplishing those goals but rather your values. So for example, if you value helping your community, then you set a goal to raise $10,000 to establish a new after school program but you're only able to raise $5,000. You still helped the community although you didn't reach your goal. It's important to differentiate because oftentimes we end up goal chasing as we seek that success or happiness.

Identify your values, then align yourself with those. And values change as life changes so fear not. Readjust as needed but stay rooted in what is true to you.

I apologize for the abstract response. I hope it helps in some way. I'd be happy to explain more if you need it. Great question!

Good luck!!!
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