Archive for November, 2013

Redefining Success

Posted: November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Lately, the question of what makes one successful has been on my mind.  Traditionally, success lies in financial gain, improved status, and social recognition.  In these days and times, I’m not sure that definition really holds.  America is not the superpower it once was, the economy remains shaky, and a collegiate degree no longer guarantees a so-called ” good job.”   What’s more,  the promise of being more successful than your parents is more difficult than ever before to actually obtain.  In today’s reality. innovation, resourcefulness, and resilience are priceless; along with the ability to be happy and satisfied in your current situation while earnestly seeking new accomplishments that  contribute to a greater good.

via NPR

There is real danger of a disconnect between what’s on your business card and who you are deep inside, and it’s not a disconnect that the world is ready to be patient with.” — Alain de Botton

Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status. But can we define success in another way — one that welcomes a broader range of accomplishment? It may not be as obvious as you think. In this hour, TED speakers share ideas for what makes us successful.