That is a great question and I believe it is one of perspective.
I was talking to my mom the other day about success. I can tell you that my definition of success and hers are way way way different.
Let me explain:
I consider myself successful because I have been doing mostly what I wanted in life and I still continue doing what I love in life.
For me that is success.
I also consider my mom successful because she overcame many challenges in her life (she’s a WWII baby who was born near the Maginot Line in France).Now, after changing continent at 20, after many years of raising my brother and I and many years working full time, she can enjoy a really comfortable retirement time here in Canada…
…but she doesn’t see it that way. She thinks she didn’t accomplish a thing! Weird hey?
That made me think…So when do we consider ourself successful and why some people don’t see their success but others see them as successful (or vice versa).
I realize that success is one of the most difficult word to define.
What’s your definition of success?