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Success is when you have achieved something that you want and have been trying to do or get.  It is the accomplishment of one’s goals. The attainment of wealth, position, honors, or something similar that you wanted.

A classic sports car parked in front of a cottage house


From the above definition, we can say success is quite broad for all intents and purposes. One can set his or her own goals in life. Moreover, go about achieving them and claim to be successful. It does not have to be just material or financial wealth. For most people, it is wealth. Period; so, if there is no wealth, then the opposite is a failure, but that is a too simplistic and no-brainer definition.

We have millions of people in so many varied professions.  Furthermore, many are quite successful in their own right by achieving their goals in life.  But not so much wealth in the strict sense of the word; can we call them failures? No.

Wealth and Success

If we use only the financial yardstick to measure success, then we could probably say only multimillionaires will qualify as successful people. Is that right? Then we can conclude that only about 1.1% of the world’s population are successful, so, say, about 56 million out of over 7 billion people on this earth. I don’t think the vast majority of working and middle-class people who are not millionaires consider themselves failures; what’s more, most might not be that wealthy but are quite successful.

Holistic Definition of Success

I think the most reasonable definition is the accomplishment of any goals set by yourself, so from the small-scale village farmer to any cottage industry, producing what they want is successful. When one claims financial success, can one also confidently claim to be successful in education, marriage, family, children, the physical body, mental health, spirituality, your surroundings, etc.? It has to be rounded, balanced, and all-encompassing, besides financial. In addition, one has to be prepared for his or her life’s successful journey. Read my Blog on preparation: https://eea-marketing.com/blog/preparation/  


We should all try to achieve success for ourselves through what we do and the goals we set. Don’t allow others to define success for you using only the financial yardstick. It’s a recipe for an unfulfilled life; most likely, you might classify yourself as a failure. In view of this, I wrote the Business Success Book and Guidelines to Own Your Success.
These two books provide practical insights that make them valuable additions to any entrepreneur’s toolkit. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional, these books provide practical wisdom to help you navigate the path to success and sustain it.


Equally important, try to list your own achievements in life since you were born. List them on a piece of paper one by one and pat yourself on the back. You will realize you have come a long way since birth. Cheers to you! Just keep going, and you will achieve financial success on top of what you have already done. Maybe you are not a millionaire, but if you can keep cash in your pocket and get by every day, you are more than good to go.  Finally, always remember that you are successful in your own right as long as you are happy and fulfilled. Please click the image below to purchase the Business Success Book. Thank you.

Copy of the Business Success Book with a fist hovering over Cash Money on the Cover

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I labelled the above book “Business Success Book,” but in fact, it’s a “Life Success Book.” The 30 recommended guidelines are all life-changing principles, not only to motivate you but to sustain your journey in life. Best Luck.

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