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Success: What is it and what does it take

By LHS Aspirations


Success is often defined as "the accomplishment of an aim or purpose" or "the attainment of fame, wealth, or social status" (Oxford Languages)

How do you define success?

Does success lead to happiness?

Working definitions of success 

  • Success is always doing your best
  • Success is having a place to call home
  • Success is understanding the difference between need and want
  • Success is believing you can 
  • Success is taking care of your needs
  • Success is learning that you sometimes have to say no
  • Success is overcoming fear
  • Success is learning something new each day
  • Success is standing your ground when you believe in something
  • Success is celebrating small victories 

The Iceberg Illusion

At the surface, an iceberg is an incredible structure. However, the real masterpiece is what lies underwater. 

The same goes for success. What we view as other people's successes are only the final products of hours, days, months, and years of hard work. 

Time to listen

Grit: The power of passion and perserverance

Angela Lee Duckworth "studies intagible consepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success."

The boost students need to overcome obstacles

Anindya Kundu is a sociologist, educator, and writer "who suggests all students can succeed if provided collective support systems and opportunities"

Why some of us don't have one true calling

Emilie Wapnick "celebrates the 'multipotentialite' --those of us with many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials"

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