If there is one word that most people want to be used to describe their business career, it would be “successful.” Rare is the individual who starts a career lacking the intent to be successful. Making the pilgrimage to success is the Mecca, the shibboleth, for anyone who embarks on a career or starts a new business. And conversely, not being deemed successful is equated with failure. There is only one problem with this observation: How is success defined and determined?
Many are made to feel like failures only because they fall prey to a definition of success established by others. Society in general and the business world specifically set the standards for success and measure everyone against that superficial yardstick.