Is it hard work? Conviction and persistence?
Or is it “working smarter, not harder”?
Is it clenching your teeth, smiling and nodding through the adversity? Or, is it avoiding the adversity and focusing as much as possible on that which makes you happy?
Have you unlocked the door yet?
Most Helpful Guy
It comes down to what "success" really means to you.
For me, success is waking up one day unable to feel any sort of unpleasantness or animosity towards any of the responsibilities laid out in the day ahead of me.
The perfect, unadulterated sense of content.
It is mostly an internal state of being, but I suppose career success is also a factor in achieving it.
As far as career success goes, it involves a lot of persistence and willingness to follow what really makes me happy, even at the cost of burning bridges or disappointing others.
But "working smart" is also an important factor.
I really detest the preconceived notions of what "honest work" is, especially if they are allowed to interfere with one's own pursuit of well-being and happiness.
I feel great disdain for those who complain about their situation but live their life like they are flotsam that got randomly washed ashore someplace.
Most Helpful Girl
The key is every changing depending on the door that I'm trying to open 🤗
I don't think a skeleton key to success exists, but there's certainly some things that're somewhat uniform! Like confidence, perseverance and trust. As you need to trust in, and be confident with your ability to turn the key and unlock and achieve success.. And you also need to persevere.. As sometimes, some doors are simply kinda tricky to open.. So it's also somewhat of a patience game!
Nice question! :)