How leaders define their own success

The dictionary describes success as: “attaining wealth, prosperity and/or fame.”

You might be having a traditional view of success, like many, we equate big money, big jobs and power with success — and that has framed your definition about success. We should take time to challenge assumptions both our own and society because when you have the courage to question what you’re doing and more importantly, why you’re doing it — you stay on your edge of innovation,truth and lasting fulfillment. Success is a very personal thing, what drives you may be totally different from another individual. To understand how others measure their own success can help you better understand your own definition of success.

I have researched about leaders who run organizations which they have started — and how they define their own success , So let us get to it

To find and fully live your purpose in life,and to leave an enduring legacy of having made a difference in the world — Ron Cordes , Founder of the Cordes foundation
I define success as living my true purpose and having a positive impact on the lives of people by uplifting them and inspiring them to think and act in ways that they may not have considered before — Raj Sisodia, Co-founder of Concious capitalism
My definition of success is knowing that what you are doing is helping you and others lead a better,happier and healthier life — Kara Goldin, CEO of Hint power
The purpose of our lives is to contribute our unique,God-given gifts to have an extraordinary positive impact on the lives of others and the world — David Kidder, CEO of Bionic
I like to be involved in things that change he world — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla & SpaceX
To live the lives we truly want and deserve,and not just the lives we settle for, a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power,and consists of four pillars : well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving — Arianna Haffington, Founder of Huffington post

The one common theme on their definition about their own success is wanting to reach their fullest potential and leave a legacy.One can argue that the definition of success depends on the individual and one size does not fit all, so every person is thinking differently about being successful in life and how we define our own success. It is very imperative to really know what does being successful really means to you and how you can define your own success.

To help you interpret or establish your own definition about success — Ask yourself these four questions..

  1. If I could leave a legacy right now,what legacy would that be?
  2. Why is this legacy a rock in my life,the foundation to success?
  3. How will I know that I’m living in alignment with my legacy?
  4. How can I start achieving my definition of success?

Questions extracted from Tiffany Mason on

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