If we’re not careful, how we choose to define success can alter the course of our careers.
Does success mean a seven-figure salary while being CEO of a big firm? Or, does it mean that you have the ability to do what you love, but with less pay? Ultimately, there’s no wrong answer. But instead of striving for success, aim to better yourself instead.
Success often has a lot to do with luck, and “it certainly has to do with other people’s opinions, both of which are outside of your control,” Robert B. O’Connor, author of “Gumptionade: The Booster for Your Self-Improvement Plan,” told Fast Company. “If you focus on excellence, you are focused on something that is within your control.”
When you focus on bettering your craft, you’ll have more control over your talents, which will boost your confidence.
In other words, bet on yourself not on others’ opinions.