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The Secret To Success Lets First Define Success

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"Success in life is becoming what you want to be." - Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich

I remember years ago being asked to be one of several people to contribute to an article intended to answer the question, "What is the Secret to Success?"

Putting aside my personal opinion that there is no one big, overarching, magic bullet-type secret -- but rather a set of proven principles -- there was something else to consider.

There's a very famous saying along these lines attributed to Albert Einstein, which I have little doubt that he either never said, or it was taken out of context. The quote is, "Strive not to be a person of success but rather a person of value." Unless Einstein saw "success" as only being money (and it's doubtful he did) he would not have said this. If one is a person of success, they are indeed a person of value.

By the way, "Success" also happens to be one of those terms that is contextual in nature. In other words, it's substance changes depending upon the situation.



Several Definitions of Success

My definition -- and the one I'd like to use here -- seems to most resemble Coach Wooden's. I define success as "A feeling of peace of mind and genuine happiness based on having lived up to one's potential."


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