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Wordless Wednesdays: what is your definition of Success?...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

I keep John Wooden's Book " Lifetime of observations and reflections on and off the court" hand reach from me.

I still see him walking on Wilshire Blvd near UCLA minding his own business, not looking for recognition, just an old wise man walking in his neighborhood.

Now back to my question what your definition of Success, well John Wooden coined his definition of Success in 1934. Let me share it here:

" ..Success is peace of mind that is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming..."

 

As John Wooden said there is only one person who can ultimately judge the lever of your success and that is YOU! I cannot agree more with this observation.

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I am one of my harshest critics, I do not verbalize it externally, but internally I know when I could have done better or have taken a better strategy. Hence, I also know when I gave it my best. So, feel free to share your definition here in the comments or your observations or your thoughts about this subject.

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s a lot of reasons for success, and sometimes it’s a little bit of luck, and that’s what makes me humble all the time.

Feb 28, 2024 10:21 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. My internal success meter has hit the top and the bottom over the years depending upon timing, circumstances and my own choices. Different people define success differently and most are never wrong. John Wooden was wise beyond basketball which is why he was so successful. Enjoy your day.

Feb 29, 2024 04:20 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Endre, Wholeheartedly agree with John Wooden's perspective on success because it emphasizes the nature of self-assessment and personal accountability! 

Feb 29, 2024 04:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning chef Endre,

I love this John Wooden's quote! There really is only one person who can judge the level of success. It is us who ultimately make that call and we can be pretty harsh on ourselves!

Feb 29, 2024 04:45 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I remember when I had the opportunity to meet John Wooden and listen to him speak, he was a very wise man.

Feb 29, 2024 04:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am all about doing my best. So I concur with John Wooden! And you!

Feb 29, 2024 06:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

John Wooden is the epitomy of success, Endre. My definition is to be satisfied in creating a happy, satisfying life that doesn't include reaching for more material possessions and spending time with the people that matter most.

Feb 29, 2024 08:58 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre my definition of success would be at peace with myself, and happy at where I am in my life.

Feb 29, 2024 01:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Endre-success is fluid and subjective.  If I am at peace with who I am then Id say I'm successful. 

Feb 29, 2024 07:13 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Luck is the residue of hard work in my book Laura Cerrano 

Feb 29, 2024 10:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  we are on the same page and I loved John Wooden's take, Endre

Feb 29, 2024 10:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  no wonder we are friends on this platform we have same views, Endre

Feb 29, 2024 10:35 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Many of us are toughest on ourselves and the least forgiving.  Because we know ourselves from the inside, it is easier to be tougher on our failures that no one else saw or cared about - but because we know they happened..... Katie bar the door! 

Mar 01, 2024 08:27 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

If only more people would live by these values and wisdom. Great post! I almost missed it

Mar 03, 2024 11:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  I so agree with your point, I am my harshest critic, Endre

Mar 03, 2024 01:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  I loved how humble he was not like many here in Los Angeles, Endre

Mar 03, 2024 02:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat Palmiotti  makes a huge difference from many others, Endre

Mar 03, 2024 02:01 PM