Changing the Definition of What Success Looks Like

One of my favourite quotes from Gary Vee



7/14/20232 min read

a woman sitting at a table with a laptop
a woman sitting at a table with a laptop

"7 billion people need to change the conversation of what success looks like.
It is not to make a billion dollars, it is to wake up in the morning and actually be in a good mood." - Gary Vee

We've all heard this quote from Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee) before and every time I sit here and think, he's absolutely right.
It's time to challenge the conventional narrative of success that has been ingrained in our minds for so long.

It's 2023 - You don't need to go to college to make good money
There are countless jobs out there that don't require kids to go to college. Did you even realize that?

The notion that a college degree is the only pathway to success has been drilled into us for years.

However, we need to realize that alternative paths exist.

Making money online, for example, can often provide the freedom and flexibility to live life on your terms.

Society's expectations can shove it - consider new possibilities.

We've been lied to all our lives.
We've been told that in order to be successful, we must follow a specific formula: go to college, accumulate a ton of debt, find a "good job," and work long hours. But is this truly the only path to success?

Success is not a one-size-fits-all concept.
It's not solely about money, power, or social status.
True success lies in waking up happy, embracing the present moment, and finding joy in life's simple pleasures.

It's about slowing down and appreciating the beauty around us—the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the vastness of a blue sky, or the vibrant colors of blooming flowers. Success is deeply personal and unique to each individual.

Let's redefine "success".

It's about aligning our actions and choices with our values and finding fulfillment in the journey.

How many of you feel uninspired or unfulfilled working your 9 to 5?

By rejecting the conventional notion of "success", we open ourselves up to endless possibilities and create a life that truly resonates with who we are at our core.

Success looks different for everyone.

Let's challenge the status quo and broadcast our own definitions of success to others - so they can feel empowered to "go against the grain" too if they feel called to go down a different path.