Instant Insight: Success isn’t for its own sake


Success is something that we often wish for our friends, our family, and ourselves. Our high school yearbooks are filled with messages like Best wishes! and Good luck! because the specific goals don’t usually exist yet.

But success as an idea has to be meaningfully defined. Whether that’s saving lives, opening your own business, reading Shakespeare, learning cat portraiture, or raising children that are polite, we should strive to be successful in a way that reflects who we are and what makes us proud of our efforts. Anything else, well, really isn’t success.

With that inspiration in mind, we offer this week’s Instant Insight:

Instant Insight: Success should be specific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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