“What’s your definition of success? What do you want to get out of this business of yours?”
For me, the real questions I ask myself daily is:
– Have I been useful?
– Have I been valuable to others?
A lot of my actions are more guided by the aim of trying to be useful in my every day, as opposed to achieving some big goal at the end.
Jim Collins paraphrases Drucker – Driving to be useful often leads to the most enduring kinds of success.
That’s what I am hoping for anyway, because although I have a rough idea of where I’d like to get to, I am more focussed about the journey and what I am achieving along the way.
At the end of the day, if
– I have lived
– I have loved
– I have laughed
– I have mattered
… then I have been successful.
I don’t think I’ll ever be wildly rich, or amazingly successful in business – but that’s ok, because I don’t think that’s my end goal.
One interaction at a time.
One starfish at a time.
That’s how I intend to #changetheworld.