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What is the Measure of Your Success
What is the Measure of Your Success

What is the Measure of Your Success

I had a brilliant conversation yesterday with Tyson, my 16-year-old son. We talked about success and the different definitions of success that some of his friends have – material wealth, achieving goals, that sort of thing.

None of it was wrong, necessarily. But, when I asked Tyson what his definition of success is, he simply said, “resilience and persistence”.

Can I tell you, there’s so much wisdom in that simple statement.

You see, we can measure success in many ways. The problem is that the usual definitions of success – cars, houses, prestige, blah blah blah – almost suggest an end state or a “destination”.

Whereas Tyson’s definition suggests something far more profound.

The really cool thing is that Tyson’s definition is remarkably close to mine. Because for me, being successful is as simple – and as difficult – as getting back up after a fall.

I’m sure you’d agree that there’s not a single person anywhere in the world who has achieved something significant without also falling over, making mistakes, screwing up, and blowing it big time.

Being successful is as simple - and as difficult - as getting back up after a fall. Click To TweetI have, and I’m sure you have. But that doesn’t make any of us a failure.

Why?

Because it’s only when we stay down, when we don’t get back up after a fall, that we can rightly claim to have failed.

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