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What is Success?

Success is not money, a nice house, gorgeous spouse, and accomplished kids (although having those are very nice.)

Success is not a job title.

Success is not a destination.

Success is when you enjoy what you do so much that you get to wake up every day and play. And the only way to reach success is through play.

Success is waking up many days thrilled to be alive, reluctant to go to sleep, because you are chasing your calling.

“I’d tell men and women in their mid-twenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.”
― Phil Knight, Shoe Dog

Success is building something that you can point to as your own.

“I wanted to build something that was my own, something I could point to and say: I made that. It was the only way I saw to make life meaningful.”
― Phil Knight, Shoe Dog

Success is finding your meaning. Meaning is personal and different for every human. Instead of asking, “What is the meaning of life?”, life asks us, and it is our job to answer with our life.

Success is doing something that no one else in the world can do but you.

Success is love. Love provides meaning.

Success is transcending yourself, losing yourself in what you love so much that you forget yourself, and getting to play.

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