Ask someone who is the first person that comes up to their mind when they hear the word ‘successful’ and the answers will fall in one of two categories; the Steve Jobs category or the mom/dad category.
Ask them who is the 3rd person that comes up to their mind and they’ll slow down and think about it, and probably that person would be the one who affected them the most.
But what is success?
Success is, according to the dictionary, the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. However, we almost always mix it up with money, fame, status, and more.
If Bill Gates didn’t aim to become the world’s richest man at a time then he was never successful at being the world’s richest man according to him.
Maybe he’s successful in making the world a better place, but that’s only if he intended to.