There is no finish line to success. This may come as a surprise to some, as society often depicts success as the end goal to a career or life dream. When in reality, it seems more like a continuous journey with a meandering pathway filled with many obstacles and challenges along the way, but also opportunities and achievements.
In today’s work life, many businesses are pressured to reach success. As such, one can wonder what is success?
Success, according Oxford Dictionary, means “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose; the attainment of popularity or profit; a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.
With this definition, I ask: can success really be achieved as one simple accomplishment, or is it actually numerous accomplishments that are achieved throughout one’s work life? Typically with success, people think short-term or project based, such as meeting a project deadline, balancing this year’s annual budget, recruiting a major client for the year, or simple bringing in your highest year for sales. However, should we really be thinking more long-term and focusing on the longevity of business and achieving continuous success.
With this long-term mentality, one could say the journey to success is forever and simply just a continuous life adventure. To discuss how success isn’t just a one-way street, Richard St. John, a marketer and success analyst, presented on TED in 2009 with a presentation that speaks specifically to this – that success is a continuous journey.
Just a little inspiration for those working to achieve success!