What’s Your Definition of Success?
Success in business can be defined many ways. What does success look like to you?
Last week a stranger approached me before we boarded an elevator. He asked me: “What is your definition of success in business?” I paused for a second and out flowed, “Friendship.” He, too, paused a beat, looked up in thought and said, “Wow. I never thought of that.”
We stepped into the elevator together and I said, “It doesn’t matter what your gross or net is or the quantity or quality of clients. It’s not about the money. It’s about the journey you take in business and the people you meet. People can touch your heart in a way that makes you reflect on how blessed you truly are.”
As we parted ways he thanked me and said, “I’d like to use that and share it.”
Can you tell I’m smiling as I write this?
A total stranger crossed my path in the normal course of my day and caused me to reflect on a question that many would have given a different answer. Thank you, my friend. – Joe Dalu