What is Your Definition of Success?

How would you define “Success”? A goal almost any mankind trying to achieve, yet the word itself has a different meaning to different person. But those who have a goal to success, whatever success means to them is in a better position than a person who have no goal at all. How are you going to achieve something if you don’t have anything to reach? What are you going to shoot for if you don’t have any target? Some people are like the old version of me, they just do their routine as time goes by. That’s not the way of life should be, life should be an adventure, exciting experience every day. Some people will wake up one day and realized how old they are, how time flies. Remember, “the days are long, but the years are fast”.

I’m building a commitment on myself on a journal, it contain what I want to be in the next 10 years, how I’m going to reach it, and what I’m going to do daily to reach my goal. I believe the most important step to me is defining my goal. Once my heart is set and I have a Burning Passion inside me, I believe I could reach anything I wanted. The next step is to have a concrete, rational step to reach my goal. Most of my goals could be reach by reading a book, so I read a lot of book (70 in the last 7 months) which makes me change to a better person. I’m fully realized that by reading books that I believe will helps me reach my goal many thing has changed. I changed the way I think about this life, how people think and feel, how to accumulate wealth, and most important is what I wanted to remembered as.

Today I want to remind you to write a specific goals you want to reach in every aspect of your life (health, financial, relationship, life purpose). And make a step by step plan that you believe will help you reach your goals, and DO IT! I have to admit that sometimes I feel what I’m doing will not work, but I keep doing it and realized how much I had changed since I write my goals.

I believe I’m a better person than 1 year ago, and hopefully I will learn every day, so that I’m expanding my skills and knowledge as time goes by.

Here is my definition of “success” :

Having a good relationship with my family, having $100.000 before 30, keep in shape of my body, becoming a helpful, responsible, and honest person in the best way I can.

About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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