What is the meaning of achievement for our generation today?
Coming up with one autonomous definition can be tricky. Why is money always the ultimate indicator of someone's success? I mean, although it's possible, nobody would look at a millionaire and call him a failure. However, there is much more to success than accumulating wealth; and the signs of achievement are fundamentally about other people. Here's why success is not a goal... It's your responsibility!
1) Passion is contagious.
It’s inspiring to see people pursuing their passion! Just look at how many kids pick up a basketball because of a Michael Jordan or a LeBron James. Furthermore, It's amazing to watch someone discover a purpose and give their gifts to the world. Entrepreneurs and creatives usually despise the traditional 9-to-5 and happily exit the comfort nest and learn how to soar on the way down.
In addition, success allows for us to pay it forward. Understand that your success will motivate the next generation of up-and-comers. If you chase your dream and are rewarded for it, you will likely inspire them to do "the impossible" just like you did.
2) Other people are counting on you.
The biggest trap known to man is, "I can do it all alone." It should go without saying, but life's journey isn’t a path meant to be traveled alone. No successful person can truly say that they found success without any help, and you owe it to the people who generously provided you with their time, advice or money to work hard to get what you set out to achieve.
3) Your business is counting on you.
As Millennials, developing a well-respected and established personal brand can greatly accelerate your success in 2015. What’s more, how successful you are at growing your business -- by surrounding yourself with the right people, and developing the right marketing strategies will have a huge impact.
If you quit, your team may be out of work and the dream of "Anything's possible" will be tossed into the blender. It’s not enough to want success for yourself; you should also want success for your business and colleagues.
4) Money makes a difference.
Drake says, "I love when money makes a difference but don't make you different." Of course, there is certainly a financial aspect to success. However, it’s about more than just making a lot of money; true success is about using that money to help other people.
Handled properly, wealth can have an enormous positive impact: create jobs, provide opportunities for those in need and, ultimately, change people's lives for the better. To put it simply, money makes the world go ‘round, and being successful is the easiest way to create opportunities for the world around you.
Now go out and be somebody. It's your responsibility.
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