Yes, we all want to be successful. We all want the cars, the houses, the trips and adventures, the gadgets…we want it all — and we believe the only way of getting there is by being ‘successful.’ Is that what it means to be successful? If you would take away all the perks and all the money, would that mean that you had lost your success?
At Morrison Education Center, we say NO — success is not dependent on the things we accumulate, but rather on the actions we take and what we accomplish. With that in mind, we researched what foremost authors, inventors, and entrepreneurs consider success to be. Keep reading to feel inspired:
1. Arianna Huffington – “To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric,” she says, “a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.”
2. Maya Angelou – “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
3. Winston Churchill – “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
4. Deepak Chopra – “Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.”
5. Thomas Edison – “Success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”