Success Versus Accomplishment

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Napoleon Hill defined Success as, “Pursuing the things that you want in life without interfering with the rights of others.”


John Wooden defined success as, “The peace of mind and self satisfaction in knowing that you did the absolute best that you were capable of doing.”


Many people confuse success with accomplishment.  You will notice that neither Napoleon Hill or John Wooden’s definition of success mentions accomplishment.  Accomplishment is a result, whereas success is a mindset.


We have all seen very accomplished people that are miserable.  With a successful mindset, accomplishment can be a sweet compliment.  But accomplishment without a successful mindset is like trying to fill a bucket with a hole in the bottom.


If you are pursuing the things that you want in life, growing every day and doing your absolute best, then you are a success.  Some results will work in your favor and some won’t.  The results that don’t work in your favor are there to help you learn and grow.  Success is a journey, not a destination, so enjoy the ride!

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