What is SUCCESS anyway? Ep. 41

Schooling Struggle

Nov 20 2022 • 39 mins

Peter and I discuss success. What that word means and holds for us individually, how the idea has changed over time, and in different spaces of areas of our lives.  How do we get insight from and share perspective to those around us, in this regard, of success.

Success definition = The accomplishment of an aim or a purpose.

Mental habit / action / tool examples:

  • Question the ideals behind what drives your definition of success, personally.
  • Leveraging the perspective of others around us to hone our actions in areas we aspire to do better, can be an especially useful lens to what we ourselves fail to see within ourselves.
  • There is no replacement for time together, between parents and children.
  • Push others to do their best but try not to push them into conformity or your ideas of what that means to you.
  • If you fail to ask, you will fail to understand.
  • Tracking your mindset at points of time (hourly, daily, weekly, …) and mapping the result can help us have awareness of how we are moving, in which direction.

Related points:

  • Many hands make light work.
  • As we get older, sometimes we are less willing or able to share with others what we hope to achieve (think audacious goal) to others.
  • Sometimes one’s ‘drive’ is not easy to find or even know what all that encompasses.
  • Is success measured by accomplishment, purely?  The validation of efforts from others?
  • Kids typically do not get a hand in choosing their unique nicknames.

Quotes / quips:

  • “If you fall flat on your face, that's a good sign you are moving forward. “
  • “As long as you are trying and moving toward that which moves you forward, you are succeeding.”
  • “The beautiful want to be seen for their smarts, and the smart want to be seen for their beauty.”
  • “Do the best you can, from where you are, with what you have.”

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