In our societies, we used the word "success" a lot. And we think we know just what it means: money, status, fame, and power. But take a look at the dictionary, and things start to look, thankfully, a lot more complicated, because success is, in truth, rather more neutral and less value-laden than we tend to assume.
It just means doing anything well, excelling at something, and that might encompass a lot of different activity: running 100 meters, for sure, selling your app for a lot of money, okay, but also stranger, less heralded things, like, listening a lot, very attentively to a child, or being extremely kind to strangers, or filling your mind with interesting ideas and associations, or knowing just when to put an arm around someone when it's too much for them. People who triumph here are also big success stories.
成功就只是指能做好任何事、在某方面很擅長，而那可能包含很多不同的活動：當然包括百米賽跑，賣出你的 app 然後賺了很多錢也算，但也有更奇特、鮮少被大肆宣揚的事情，像是長時間專注聆聽一個孩子的心聲，或對陌生人非常好，或將你的腦袋裝滿有趣的點子和聯想，或知道什麼時候該摟摟一個快承受不住壓力的人。在這裡成功的人也都是很棒的成功故事。
No one can be successful at everything; whatever they tell us, it's almost impossible to succeed with a career and a family, or with popularity and integrity. There are always sacrifices.
It's great to be successful. It's even better to make sure you followed your own distinctive and not necessarily always obvious path to the success that can truly fulfill you.