One of the problems of measuring success in exclusively financial terms is that you miss potential. Commodore was probably more successful than Apple in the late ’seventies, but Apple had more potential.
However, many times in our own businesses we make decisions driven by wanting to be successful rather than releasing our potential.
Fulfilling our potential requires patience and a long-term mentality that isn’t exclusively focused on short-term gain. It’s risky.
How are you defining success today in a way that helps you to realise your potential?