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What is your definition of success?

I've recently read about two entrepreneurial, Swedish girls who love bicycles, technology and design. They are also into bicycle safety.
They spent seven years researching and working to invent a bicycle helmet worn like a collar that opens like an airbag in case of accident. And it works.

http://www.hovding.com/en/how/
http://vimeo.com/43038579

They succeeded although not everybody took them seriously. A quote from one of the links above - “If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”

This and a talk by Angela Lee Duckworth made me think of a question I'd like to post - what is your definition of success?

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  • May 9 2013: I believe success is the feeling a person gets when they accomplish something they were striving for. Success could be felt form something as minuscule as winning a recreational soccer game to something so amazing as a noble prize. One person can't necessarily define success because success can be based off the standards you give yourself therefor by the goals you set for yourself you should be able to define your own success.
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      May 9 2013: "One person can't necessarily define success because success can be based off the standards you give yourself therefor by the goals you set for yourself you should be able to define your own success. "

      That's very interesting, but cannot say I relate when you say that success is the "the feeling a person gets when they accomplish...", do you have an example? It's good to be able to say "yes, I did it!", how about saying "yes, I did it, what next?".

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