June 02, 2022 3 min read

Every day, we see meme after meme about what it means to become "successful."

But how do you know when you've actually become successful?

I'm here to tell you that the truth is...

Success looks a little different for everybody.

What is Success?

Here's my definition of success...

Success is the pursuit of the fulfillment of your true potential at all times.

What do I mean by this?

If you aren't chasing after your true potential as a human...

You aren't successful.

I still believe you have to find your own definition for what it means to be successful.

For some people, success may be a financial goal...

A physical goal...

A relationship goal...

But that still leaves the question ... how do you measure success?

Identify Your Version of Success

The first thing you have to do to measure your success is to establish your definition of success.

Don't B.S. yourself...

You know deep down what it means for you to live a successful life.

Just as an example...

Let's pretend that you and I share the same definition of success...

I believe this because your potential is constantly evolving.

You will never reach a point where you have maxed out your potential.

Because of this...

Success is a sliding scale.

You won't ever "make it" and be successful...

You always have to be chasing after success.

So let me ask you this...

Are you pursuing your potential?

If you're not...

By definition, you can't be successful.

Start with figuring out what success means to you...

…and makes sure you avoid this…

Don’t Model Someone Else’s Success

I see too many people who fall into the trap of modeling their success based on somebody else's life or achievements.

The problem with this is a majority of the people you see online are not sharing the full story.

You’re only seeing what they want you to see.

So when you go out to replicate somebody else…

Not only are you being inauthentic…

But you may also be chasing after something that is fake, and following in the footsteps of somebody who hasn’t actually done anything.

That’s why it’s best that you create your own version of success.

Measuring Your Success

Success should be measured on an individual basis.

If you're comparing yourself to others in order to measure your success...

You're doing it wrong.

Everybody has different potential.

It's not an apples to apples comparison.

Your potential may be greater or different from somebody else.

That's okay.

Some people may only be good at cooking burgers...

But if they're cooking the best burgers and working to get better at their craft...

I'd consider them to be successful.

Wouldn't you?

Maybe your potential is to be a CEO.

If you aren't doing everything in your power to become a CEO, or become a leader in your organization...

You aren't successful.

You can only measure success within your own realm of potential.

If you know you're holding back...

You're not successful.

Instead, you should switch your mindset...

...and give your life everything you've got.

Measuring Monetary Success

When most people think of success

They think about money.

But how do you measure whether you are financially successful or not?

Again, while this may change for everyone…

Here’s what I’d consider to be financially successful…

It’s having the financial freedom to do anything, at any time, with anyone.

If you can’t do that…

Are you monetarily successful?

Maybe not…

But that’s for you to decide.

Only you know your potential and how much money you could be making.

You Can Be Successful

Success is a decision that you need to make for yourself.

Do you want it or not?

Because if you’re pursuing your potential…

You have it.

If you aren’t…

I would reconsider whether you truly want success or not.

Then, if you decide you want to learn more about success in business and life…

Listen to my podcast here.



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