What is success? - Deepstash

What is success?

The Oxford dictionary defines it as “The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status”.

How society defines success:

  • Society, friends and family can shape your view of life, bend your priorities and have an impact on our success or failure habits.

How we personally define success:

  • At a personal level success sits for most between “being happy” and “being on control of your life”. When you add the external expectation of a society to the mix then dissonance arises.

The reality is that success can be seen from two sides, from the outside and the inside.


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