Iesha Small

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My personal definition of success

Taken at The New Forest, England

It can be easy to judge ourselves against external measures of success that don’t reflect what truly matters to us. Recently I’ve defined what success means to me and it’s helped guide important decisions in my life.

a: degree or measure of succeeding
b: favourable or desired outcome
also the attainment of wealth, favour, or eminence – Merriam-Webster dictionary

My definition of success

To me success is having

  • Flexibility 
  • Freedom
  • Time 

To maintain thriving relationships and pursue my interests without having to worry about my basic material needs being met.

What is success for you?

What is success for you and whose definition of success are you currently living by?


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My personal definition of success