We all like to think we are successful, but is this the true measure of your success!
Surely a better measure is what I call “relative success”.
Relative success is measured by taking where you are now, in terms of the skills, potential and assets you built, then relating that to the resources you had available to you when you started your journey.
Take Donald Trump for example. One could argue that although he was born into a relatively affluent family, his success is so great that he would probably be the number 1 most relatively successful people on the planet. But in truth, Donald Trump is probably one of the most relatively successful “middle class born people” on the planet, but that doesn’t make him number 1.
Number 1 would be someone who came from a very poor background, was probably disrupted in some way as a child and didn’t get a chance of a good education and probably had no money or contacts to get started with.
So, when you hear people talking up their success, take a good look at where they began their career, who they had backing them and what resources they had available to them.
Then and only then will you be able to measure their progress accurately.
Then and only then will you truly be able to know the truth behind their success.
Here’s to your relative success!