Success, by definition, is the realization of a purpose, goal, profit, popularity, et al. Indeed, we all, for the most part, strive for success in one form or another. As many success stories there are, there are failure stories, too. And there are the multi-successful and multi–failures. Yet every so-called successful person is perhaps a failure, too. And vice versa.
Success is unarguably subjective. One person may deem having one hundred dollars in the bank a success, while another sees it as an utter lack of harder work and diligent saving, thereby, a failure. One parent may have done everything she believes to be a good parent, while another parent may conclude doing more than enough is not ever enough, and hence, a failure. One person may enjoy his life just getting by, while another sees that as a failure and a lack of ambition.
You see, success is a two-edged term: subjective and judgmental, depending on who experiences it and who judges it. Generally, we are our own best judges of our experiences.
I wish you a happy year and life to come, and an outrageously joyful and successful adventure.