What does success look like for you a happiness that

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What does success look like for you? A: Happiness. That is really the main measurement, for me personally, of whether or not I am successful. A the end of the day all I have is myself and if I am not happy with what I have done, then it is for nothing. Success is very subjective. My ideal measure of success could be totally different than that of a surgeon, for example. I just need to ultimately please myself and do things for myself before anyone else. I don’t work hard to get praise from my parents or from my peers or even from my teachers. Of course, it is nice, but I am my biggest critic. I work to satisfy my happiness and my needs before making others happy. I mean, when it comes down to it, I am the one feeling the emotions of success, no one else. So, nobody else can tell me what they think success looks like for me because I am in charge. J: I 100% agree with that. What about failures? What you ever experienced failure? A: Like, in my life? J: Not necessarily on the scale of your entire life, but more of while you were working towards your professional goal. A: Ok, got it. I mean yeah of course I have failed. Failures are natural pairings to achievement. In order to feel the sense of accomplishment and elation that come alongside reaching a long- term goal, you must feel the frustrations and disappointments that come from the failures. You don’t understand how good the good is until you experience the bad. I have failed in terms of not achieving a smaller goal on time, but the main setback I faced was when I was interviewing for various positions. I had gotten to the point where I was rejected 16 times from different marketing companies. It sucked but no one gets their dream job without being knocked down a bunch of times first.
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Jaclyn Coleman J: I can see that. What was failure like for you? A: It really is humbling believe it or not. To land a job with the company I did was a dream. I didn’t think I could do it after being told no so many times. That’s life. Fall down 16 and stand up 17. Failure is a learning experience. If you do not learn from your failures, you will always continue to fail. Life is hard, but failure can be fixed. We have control over our destiny you know. We get to decide what happens with our future in the professional world. J: Totally, thanks for that. How do you make sure you can achieve you goals? A: To work, uhhhh, goals must be specific, measurable, realistic, timed, and doable within the decided timeframe. Like, you can’t just make a goal that says, I will be financially stable when I am older. There is no ability to measure this goal. And these 5 things must all be used for a goal to work. This goal might be realistic, but it lacks the other 4 components. Um. Hold on I lost my train of thought, haha sorry. Ok, got it. So, if you look at the goal I just stated there are no specifics. What does older mean? I am older tomorrow, does that mean I will be financially stable tomorrow?
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