Chapter 13. Success!

Ah, the wonderful feeling of success. Is there anything sweeter? Of course, what you decide or determine is success ultimately depends on what success means to you. I told a story early in this book about a friend who quit most of his contracts because success meant more time with his family; for others of us, it may mean buying the family a “McMansion,” or having more disposable income, or paying off personal debts.

Once you have determined what success is to you, chances are it will become a moving target. I know personally that each time I begin to feel successful (which is a rarity), the definition changes and once again I feel like I’m far, far away from that point. I believe that many of us thrive on that constantly moving ...

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