success

  

Definitions (2)

1.Achievement of an action within a specified period of time or within a specified parameter. Success can also mean completing an objective or reaching a goal. Success can be expanded to encompass an entire project or be restricted to a single component of a project or task. It can be achieved within the workplace, or in an individual's personal life. For example, if an individual's personal goal is to be accepted in a new career, success would occur after the individual has been officially accepted into his or her new place of employment.
2.Colloquial term used to describe a person that has achieved his or her personal, financial or career goals. It could also be used to describe an individual that has more objects (money or any other desirable item) relative to another individual. For example, a professional athlete can be called "a success."

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  • The fundraising complain was a huge success, having exceeding its original goal by over 30% in just the first five days.

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  • When Adam told me how well his presentation was perceived at the meeting, I told him that he should be extremely proud of his success.

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  • If you go to school and study a well-paying career, there is a high probability that you will have much success in your life.

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Notable Quotes

  • Include Fun In Your Definition of Success
    "Don't think about a potential venture just in terms of the time commitment, the cost, the probability of success etc. but also think about whether you will have fun doing it. You can't do something for too long exceptionally well without having fun in the process because if you don't enjoy it, you won't be intrinsically inclined to go the extra mile."
    - Varun Gulati
  • Always be Gunning for Your Proudest Moment
    "3 time Superbowl champion Tom Brady is often quoted as saying that his favorite championship ring is the "next one". That's the best way to think of one's achievements, forget what you have done in the past, be proud of your successes but don't rest on them, instead be hungry for that next moment of glory."
    - Varun Gulati
  • Strategy and Execution are Both Essential
    "Strategy is doing the right things. Execution is doing things right. Both are essential for success."
    - Tom Murcko
  • Business Success and Personal Success
    "Everyone says that the way to be successful in business is to do something you enjoy and feel passionately about. If the reason for saying this is that it makes the work more fun, then this is logical. But if the reason for saying this is that businesses which the founders feel passionate about are the ones that tend to succeed, but that they succeed primarily because the founders are (due to their passion) willing to spend every waking hour on their business, then I wouldn't necessarily count that as a success, because other areas of their lives are likely to have suffered as a result."
    - Tom Murcko
  • All You Need is One Hit
    "In basketball you have to shoot 50pct. If you make an extra 10 shots per hundred, you are an All-Star. In baseball you have to get a hit 30 pct of the time. If you get an extra 10 hits per hundred at bats, you are on the cover of every magazine, lead off every SportsCenter and make the Hall of Fame.
    In Business, the odds are a little different. You don't have to break the Mendoza line (hitting .200). In fact, it doesnt matter how many times you strike out. In business, to be a success, you only have to be right once.
    One single solitary time and you are set for life. That's the beauty of the business world."
    - Mark Cuban
  • Get a Mentor
    "It's very hard to be successful without having a good mentor, it is essential to have someone you can look up to and emulate. Also, a mentor will show you the tricks and pitfalls of the game because they have likely already been around the block."
    - Varun Gulati
  • A Formula for Success
    "My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil."
    - Paul Getty
  • Understand Your Users
    "You can envision the wealth created by a startup as a rectangle, where one side is the number of users and the other is how much you improve their lives. The second dimension is the one you have most control over. And indeed, the growth in the first will be driven by how well you do in the second. As in science, the hard part is not answering questions but asking them: the hard part is seeing something new that users lack. The better you understand them the better the odds of doing that. That's why so many successful startups make something the founders needed."
    - Paul Graham
  • Startups in 13 Sentences (#4)
    "Understand your users. You can envision the wealth created by a startup as a rectangle, where one side is the number of users and the other is how much you improve their lives. The second dimension is the one you have most control over. And indeed, the growth in the first will be driven by how well you do in the second. As in science, the hard part is not answering questions but asking them: the hard part is seeing something new that users lack. The better you understand them the better the odds of doing that. That's why so many successful startups make something the founders needed."
    - Paul Graham
  • True Success Lies Within
    "All of the incredible business successes that have ever existed first existed in the minds of those who created them."
    - Unknown
  • How to Build a Successful Business
    "The best way to build a successful business is to develop a product that Oprah Winfrey likes so much that she'll mention it on her show."
    - Tom Murcko
  • The Easiest Route to Success in Business
    "The easiest route to success in business is to create tools, information, and resources that you would want to use yourself. Solve problems that you have encountered yourself and wish that someone else had solved already. Products and services born this way have a higher success rate than products and services born most other ways. Of course, it helps if you happen to be in a large demographic group, so that by solving your problems you'll simultaneously be solving a lot of other people's problems."
    - Tom Murcko
  • Pride Precedes Performance
    "If you take pride in doing good work, your work is much more likely to be good. You don't need to be a perfectionist (and sometimes it's even detrimental), but be proud of what you accomplish and you'll accomplish more."
    - Tom Murcko

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