Personal Philosophy Of Success Essay

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Miriam-Webster (n.d.) defines success as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”. To me success is not money, possessions, or the illusion of happiness. How the world defines success is much different than how I define success. Rick Warren, in his book “Purpose Driven Life” (2002, p.19) says “You could reach all your personal goals, becoming a raving success by the world’s standard, and still miss the purposes for which God created you.” Fulfilling God’s purpose for my life, to me, is success.
Personal Statement: Philosophy of Success
My philosophy of success is living a meaningful life, full of joy, not simply happy. Joy, to me, is best defined as “The inner attitude of rejoicing in one’s salvation regardless of outward …show more content…

I get things done. I have also learned that it is okay to ask for help. I do not generally write things down, and as a result, I forget, or let something get in the way. By writing down goals, action steps, and barrier busters I will be more likely to follow through.
Measurement of Success While completing my Bachelor’s degree my grade point average will be important to me, however, it will not be the ultimate ruler with which I measure my success. My success will be measured in the increased effectiveness with clients I gain, my desire for lifelong learning, and most of all my faithfulness in trusting God. I will know I have succeeded in my listed goals when I am healthier, as defined by my physician, I experience increased joy, my clients are more successful, and I trust God with every area of my life.
Teamwork and Tribes My support system is crucial to me. I have a great support system in family, friends, and co-workers. They agree with my definition of success and support my endeavors to live out my passion. Without the support of others I would not be able to live the life God intends for me to

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