Is Your Definition of Success a Noun, a Verb, or an Adjective?
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Is Your Definition of Success a Noun, a Verb, or an Adjective?

The way you use language could explain why you feel like you’re failing.

Ah, success. I hear a lot about success, because my psychotherapy clients bring it up often. Success in work, relationships, parenting, bank balances. They need that success to make them feel happy, worthwhile, like it all means something, like it’s all worth it. Can I help them get it?

These folks often look like the last people on earth that should be questioning whether they’re winning at life. They have all the trappings of ‘success’ in the conventionally defined sense, but they still think they’re failing at life — like the depressed dog in an old cartoon from The New Yorker, they’ve got the bowl, the bone, the big yard…and they know they should be happy.

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Elaine Kasket