What Is Success Anyway?

And how do you find your “why”?

“In the world of Silicon Valley, profitability takes a back seat as deep-pocketed investors throw money at long-term aspirations. For years private investors have assigned sky-high valuations to tech industry startups in a bid to find the next Amazon or Google nestled in some Northern California office building or garage. Billionaire investors, private equity firms and sovereign wealth fund managers are willing to take considerable risks that mushroom the wealth of founders and CEOs to astronomical levels.”

All of this brings me to this question: How do you define success?

The late, great poet laureate, Maya Angelou’s take on success is among the best: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

British politician Winston Churchill said, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

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Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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