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7 Stupid Ways To Define Success


Sunday, December 11, 2022


Ray Edwards

Here are 7 ways to define success that are guaranteed to make you feel like crap:

1. Your bank balance.
2. How fancy your car is.
3. How fancy your house is.
4. How fancy your clothes are.
5. The shape of your body.
6. How other people see you.
7. How popular you are.

Here is a definition of success that, if you believe and practice it, will allow you to feel great (and be great)… no matter what your external circumstances might be:

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”

~ Earl Nightingale

(Hint: the key words are “progressive” and “worthy”.)


Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at


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