Success and achievement are not the same thing

Success and achievement are not the same thing

“For some people, there is an irony to success. Many people who achieve great success don’t always feel it. Some who achieve fame talk about the loneliness that often goes with it. That’s because success and achievement are not the same thing, yet too often we mistake one for the other.

Achievement is something you reach or attain, like a goal. It is something tangible, clearly defined and measurable.

Success, in contrast, is a feeling or a state of being. “She feels successful. She is successful,” we say, using the verb to be to suggest this state of being. While we can easily lay down a path to reach a goal, laying down a path to reach that intangible feeling of success is more elusive.

In my vernacular, achievement comes when you pursue and attain WHAT you want. Success comes when you are clear in pursuit of WHY you want it. The former is motivated by tangible factors while the latter by something deeper in the brain, where we lack the capacity to put those feelings into words.

Success comes when we wake up every day in that never ending pursuit of why we do what we do.” – Simon Sinek

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kinhluan

I love to travel and have taken time to experience life in many countries.

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