"Success is a journey, not a destination" (The Success). Webster's Dictionary describes success as a degree or measure of succeeding and a favorable or desired outcome. I disagree. A desired outcome? Success is a choice. You can sit around and desire success all day, or you can make it happen. "Some people dream of worthy accomplishments while others stay awake and do them" (Successories). It is your decision. Most people just let life happen to them, but there are few that decide what's going to happen to them in life. Those are the successful people. In my opinion, success is a choice, an accomplishment, a decision, a goal, a journey, a dream, and a victory.
Success Magazine did a study on what people thought it meant to be successful, and 58% of the people answered "good health". But, with good health alone and nothing else, could you truly be successful? It comes back to what is success? If you don't know what success is, how are you ever going to be successful? Success is for everyone. In "The Success Journey," by John C. Maxwell, he describes a successful person as: "The wealth of Bill Gates, the physique of Arnold Schwarzenegger (or Cindy Crawford), the intelligence of Albert Einstein, the athletic ability of Michael Jordan, the business prowess of Donald Trump, the social grace and poise of Jackie Kennedy, the imagination of Walt Disney, and the heart of Mother Teresa." Perfect! .
A great example of success is Donald Trump, "a very goal-driven person". Trump has accomplished more goals than most people even dream of. As far as the future goes, he said "Anyone who thinks my story is near over is sadly mistaken." Trump's goals are never-ending; as soon as one is accomplished he already has another one waiting to be attacked. He is an entrepreneur, and not only that but one of the most successful ones in the business world today. .
But success comes with failure. If you make a goal and fail, keep trying.