FRSM100, Career and Education Seminar
June 26 11, 2013
Definition of Success
Success in my opinion can only be defined as what was left behind to be experienced or built upon for the next generation. This would be a legacy left to others which speak to your contribution to society and family. Material possession and financial gain does not identify success, but could be a benefit of success. Success is built upon generation after generation of contributions.
Careers only identify a small piece of a person, but it does provide insight to the individual base of what he or she was designed in this life to do. As human beings we have needs to survive, therefore people must be careful in choosing a career that impacts their overall health and mental state. Careers that are not designed for an individual can cause stress, lack of fulfillment, lack of interest on the job, or even developing mental and social issues. Sometime financial rewards can lead us into jobs that we really don’t want; finding out later we should not have taken it. Loving what you do in life and getting paid to do it can be one of the greatest rewards.
True success cannot come without knowing who you are first. Abby Lynn Ross is a retired clinical psychologist, motivational speaker and adjunct public speaking professor at the University of Miami and Florida International University. As a National Speakers Association member, she has worked with countless young women with social anxieties and problems executing successful communication in their careers.
Abby states “that if you know who you are and you 're true to yourself, you will be more confident and assertive in your work environment.” We need to understand who we are as a person then we can be able to truly reach for success.
Secondly, we need to create our own opportunities by looking for situations that can reflect our
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