|Henry the Cat, photo by Judi Madigan|
It's tremendously liberating to realize that the only person who can define success for you is you. Not advertising. Not guidance counselors. Not consultants. Not bosses. You.
You define success, and you also define failure.
Don't let anyone define failure for you.
If you didn't achieve your goal, maybe you aren't done. Maybe your goal changed. Maybe part-way is far enough. You decide.
I'm not saying to take it easy on yourself (although that's not altogether bad, either) but rather don't let others be too hard on you. You decide.
You define success. Keep going until you get there.
-- doug smith