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How to Define Success on Your Own Terms

Material Possessions

If you view material possessions as the overwhelming proof that someone is successful—maybe you’ve got it wrong.

The most successful people see acquiring material possessions as benefits of the labor bargain. 

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“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

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A personal Philosophy

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“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”

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Being Insanely Successful By Going Against The Norm
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Being Aware of The Narrative Fallacy

The Narrative Fallacy makes us to see events as stories, with logical chains of cause and effect. When it comes to success, do not fall for the ‘narrative’ fallacy’ and think that great people became successful due to what happened to them, and if we emulate that, we will achieve the same result.

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Success Is Something We Make Up
  • Very few of us went through childhood without getting any emotional scars.
  • Be it home or school, we suffered many problems when our impressionable mind wasn’t mature enough to handle them the way we can as an adult.
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It's a very real but often misunderstood struggle. The key thing to realize is that, in most cases, the fear is about the consequences of success, not the success itself. 

This fear likely has very strong and very old origins in a person’s past.

Work through your fear of success
  • Validate your fear of success by understanding its origins.
  • Track your avoidance strategies related to fear of success.
  • Face your fears of success (the smart way).
  • Get professional help from a cognitive behavioral therapist.