Article published on LinkedIn.com: February 23, 2023
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Is it too late to be successful?
If you're struggling to define what a successful life
means, I have good news for you, because it's never too late
to start all over again by redefining your own definition of
Today, we face more choices than ever
about how to live our lives and develop our careers.
Of course, we all want to be successful in life. We all
want to be able to live our dream life away from all the
struggles and constant worries of our day-to-day problems.
We all have different definitions of success, but for
most people, success can mean that you want to live a happy,
wealthy, contented, and overall better life than the one you
currently live in, especially if it is far from the expected
Many of us are looking for high positions, money, or
social status, and yet we feel no sense of accomplishment when
we get these things. Indeed, we can only measure success in
life when we define what drives our happiness and helps us
find meaning in our lives.
Success is something you have to define for yourself,
and no one can do it for you. Success can mean a sense of
giving back to the world and making a difference, a sense of
accomplishment and career advancement, or being able to do the
things you love.
You just have to remember that anything is possible,
because it's entirely up to you. But be careful, getting there
is not that easy.
If you are at the beginning of your career, it is up to
you to acquire the expertise to avoid pitfalls. Remember,
experience is about going from failure to failure while
Don't get anxious, on average, the people who have
built the biggest companies in the world don't start until
they're 35. According to Forbes Magazine of 539 founders, the
average age at which they started their business was 40 years
old. Many of the most successful people in the world don't
even start chasing their dreams until they're 50 or 60.
If you think you're too old to succeed, consider that
at 77, Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa after
spending 27 years in prison.
To be successful in life, you have to ask yourself what
success means to me!
Understanding success in your own terms
does not happen overnight. It takes time and many acts of
courage to uncover the deeper questions at the heart of your
journey to success.
Most importantly, you must
learn to believe in yourself. To do this, you must ask
yourself questions about how to meet the basic needs of life,
because without this understanding, you will not be able to
motivate yourself to realistically manage your expectations in
order to plan your life path. Also, you have to learn to find
your passion in life and that goes through a vocation.
Your training path to success will be strewn with
questions, reflections, and answers to be found.
Among other things, you will need to discover
yourself, to better understand others, maintain a positive
attitude, take charge of your life, commit to success, develop
the necessary intellectual strengths, navigate through
circumstances to get along with others, manage the
decision-making process, achieving success through those
around you, developing a critical mind, in order to perceive,
understand and exercise judgment.
This process of weighing what you imagine against what
you really desire is powerful. This allows you to highlight
the goals that matter most to you and stop chasing those that
Of course, it will be a difficult job. Every great
accomplishment takes hard work. So, take your time and
experience a lot before committing to any big changes. Start
small and see what it feels like.
Regardless of your definition of success, whether
family, financial, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional,
philanthropic, community, or political, the most important
thing you need to know about success in order to be successful
is that success matters and that you are solely responsible
You are a person in search of success, a parent who
wishes to help his teenager or you are at the end of your
career, and you have the feeling of wanting to pass on your
life experience to younger people, I suggest you discover -
My Success Is Your Success.
The book through questions, quotes and reflections
provides the necessary elements for the reader to explore his
soul, to discover who he really is, what his true passions are
and how he can become more effective and efficient, so that he
can shape his own success, and then help those around him to
do the same. Remember that success is a matter of team effort!
This book is the result of forty years
of experience acquired with local and international
organizations and companies and during consultancy,
change management, transition and marketing services.
personal development book was published by WebTech
Publishing and is available online in English, North
American French and European versions. For more
information and to view the flip book, visit
About the Author
ISO Pour Tous
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d’information ISO – Le guide de préparation ISO – La
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projet d’affaires – Le
changement POUR TOUS –
Change your future,
now! – Mon succès est votre succès.
Germain Decelles, o.s.j.
WebTech Management et Publication Incorpored