What does success mean to you? Do you consider yourself a successful person? What things should you bear in mind while you’re climbing your own particular ladder of success? Those are the questions we’ll be talking about – hopefully successfully!
Achievement – to achieve – to be an overachiever – a person with a strong drive to success
Accomplishment – to accomplish
Attainment – to attain success
Prosperity – to prosper
Fulfillment – to be fulfilled in life
Look up to
Measure up to
Idioms and expressions
The sky’s the limit
Reach for the stars
Fortune favors the brave
To rise to the occasion
To be a success story
To make it big
What does success mean to you? How would you define success?
Success in Career and Professional Life
- Climbing the corporate ladder
- Achieving financial independence
- Making a significant impact in your field
Success in Personal Life
- Maintaining healthy relationships
- Achieving work-life balance
- Fulfilling personal goals and aspirations
Success in Mental and Emotional Well-being
- Overcoming challenges and adversities
- Cultivating resilience and self-awareness
- Finding inner peace and happiness
Strategies for Achieving Success
Goal Setting and Planning
Perseverance (consistency) and Determination
Continuous Learning and Adaptation
Building a Supportive Network
Maintaining a Positive Mindset
Have you ever had a significant setback or failure? How did you bounce back from it?
What do you think about the many hundreds of self-help books published about being successful? If it’s so easily achievable, how come there are dozens and dozens of different theories about how to do it!?
Craig’s Top 3 Self-help books
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
An honorary mention: Bree talked about Charles Duhigg in episode 476: He’s written two really good books: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.
The 33 Best Self-Help Books of All Time to Read at Any Age
How has your definition of success evolved over the years?
Can huge success “go to your head”?
Would you prefer to reach the end of your life thinking you’d achieved (nearly) everything you set out to but not being liked by many people, or not achieving many of your objectives but being liked by many people?
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English. What’s your version of success? What does it mean to you and how will you know if you’ve achieved success?
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