Most people think someone is successful when they win the game. In sports, names like ‘Lebron James’ or ‘Usain Bolt’ epitomise success. In business, names like ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ or ‘Elon Musk’ spring to mind. However, there is an alternative to think about success. I believe the real winners in life are those who stepped out of the game entirely, who rose above it. Those people who have such internal self-control and self-awareness they need nothing from anybody else. Winning or losing the game does not matter to them.
If you can sit in a quiet room alone for 30 minutes and be happy, you are successful.