Thursday, April 2, 2015

Definition of Success

How do YOU define success?

Now call me intrigued, but I’m the kind of person that likes to get to know the inner workings of the people around me. I’m always interested to hear what their past experiences are, find out what their goals are for the future, and learn what it is that is unique to them.

So this brings me to an interesting question that I find really says a lot about a person: What is success to you?

If I’m answering, success is a variety of things:
  • Learning something new or developing new skills as a result of taking on new projects—and being happy with your outcomes!
  • Reaching those little goals that bring you a step closer to your big picture goals.
  • I’m the kind of person who fears becoming stagnant in life, so a big indicator of success for me, is moving forward in anything you do!

Success is different for every person. Maybe you define success as catching up on your readings for class, getting married and having a family, or even starting your own T-Shirt company! Either way, success is personal and cannot be defined by anyone other than you. So don’t let anybody get you down if you see others succeeding in their own lives because you can’t compare your Step 1 to their Step 22. They’re working on their personal success and so can you. Whatever actions you need to do to start moving forward, go with it! And if you need some support getting started on your Step 1, know that the Career Center is here waiting to help!

Anne Monique Concepcion,
Graduate Assistant

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