Jim Rohn shares his definition of success

At one time or another most of us have found ourselves saying that if we just had this or could do that that we’d be successful.

People often view success as being a single destination. It isn’t.

With each success or set-back we readjust just what we are after.

As we grow, so too does our definition of success.

A quick google search revealed the following definitions of success:

  • To be able to live life as I choose; to do as I choose, when I choose …
  • To be the person you were meant to be.
  • Having the freedom to choose my own course and on my own terms.
  • Seeing the invisible, believing the intangible, achieving the impossible.

There is no one definition of success; what is one person’s success is another’s failure.

Personally the best definition of success I have ever heard came from my mentor Jim Rohn who said,

“There is no stereotype for success. There is no model for success.

“Success is the steady progress toward your personal goals. Goals designed by you, not someone else.

“Success is not an amount of money. Success is not a bank account.

“Success is the steady progress of you toward your goals. The person you want to be.

The things you want to have for yourself and for your family.

The goals that give you satisfaction and joy.”

So define what it is you really want, and then make it so.

Adrian Shepherd

2 thoughts on “Jim Rohn shares his definition of success”

  1. “The goals that give you satisfaction and joy.” Yes, I agree with this idea, because I experienced it in 2008 and 2009. In December, 2008, I was able to publish a book in English and Japanese which had been my long-cherished desire. One year later, I was able to publish another book. I hope I will always have some goals until my very last day.

    1. That’s what it’s all about Mika – always striving to be better. It doesn’t mean that we have to achieve all the goals we set but that we continue to grow from each experience.


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