Is your relationship with success healthy?

But what struck me as fascinating was how people answered the question “do you consider yourself a success?” In fact, it turned out to be the key to everything.

An adult white woman standing on a beach
A young black man with glasses and a scarf, smiling

Those who considered themselves successful had a “how” type definition of success and those who told me they weren’t successful yet, had a “what”** type definition.

While Rebecca holds her success dangled in front of herself, like a carrot she’ll never quite reach, Michael can be successful right now, today, and so he can be proud of himself, fulfilled and happy.

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