They define success

They define success

 

This one seems obvious, but it’s often overlooked. 
Understanding what success means for you is the most important step in actually becoming successful. 

 

   The definition of what constitutes success is different for each individual. Successful people don’t determine whether they’ve succeeded in life based on what others have achieved. They do some serious soul-searching and determine what success means for them personally. 

 

   Not everyone wants to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The pay is great, no doubt about that. A 2014 study by the Economic Policy Institute found that salaries for CEOs were over 300 times higher than those of the average worker.

 

There are, however, lots of downfalls wrapped up in that higher salary.

 

 In a recent article on CNN.com, Steve Tappin, author of “The Secrets of CEOs,    revealed that many CEOs are “burned out and stressed

 

"There should be a health warning,    said Tappin. “If you have those emotions for 80 percent of the day, they lead to stress and cortisol in the body, which leads to accelerated aging, heart attacks and cancer. 

 

      CEOs typically work long hours and travel extensively for business. This type of activity can certainly lead to professional success, but at what expense? In order to avoid burnout and unhappiness, the first step in the process needs to be a focus on defining what success means to you.