5 Create your own definition of success
Back in university days, I paid my tuition by waitressing (a lot!), and I was very happy doing it. Then I was promoted to restaurant manager. Everyone was impressed. So was I – for about five minutes. You know why? Because I was happier being a waitress. The point of this story is not that waitressing is better than managing – both have advantages and disadvantages. It’s that, in the end, there is only one form of ‘better’ and it isn’t the thing other people venerate; it’s the thing that makes your heart sing (even if it involves aching feet and grumpy chefs).