The definitions of success are many and varied. For some success means happiness and for others happiness means success. The word success may mean a sprint to the finish line with hands raised in the air even if last place. For others the only place to finish is first and that is their definition of success.
No matter where you lie on the spectrum of success, success is important for feeling well. Confidence is the seed of success. As confidence grows so does success. So for the marathon runner coming in last place is a success if they had never attempted to run further than a couple of miles.
Success is a measure of our ability to realize a goal that was set. Success could be a small step, just one small step beyond what was thought possible. To stand on new ground, to think new thoughts, to do new things even if the change is small it is still success.
Building a successful life is about be willing to take the small step, the first step towards something different.
What small step are you willing to change?
Make a declaration, set a goal and set out to realize that goal and success will follow you every day.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.