Are You Chasing Someone Else’s Vision of Success?

The journey of self-discovery and purposeful entrepreneurship

Gina Raelene Fink
4 min readJun 2


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In today’s fast-paced world, everyone seems to be chasing success, but what does success really mean — to you? The answer varies from person to person just as snowflakes, diamonds, fingerprints, and DNA are all unique.

If you ask even just a handful of women in business what success means to them, you’ll get different answers. For some, success means financial freedom, while for others, it’s all about finding purpose and fulfilment in their lives. For me, it’s all of the above.

Defining success is not just about setting goals, it’s about creating a roadmap that leads you to a fulfilling and purposeful life. Without a clear definition, it’s easy to lose sight of your goals.

Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of simply saying “I want my business to be successful” or “I want to make six-figures per year” without defining what that means. What does a successful business look like?

A better question — What does a successful business look like exactly? And why six-figures? What will that get you? A lack of specifics is like going on a trip without knowing the destination.

1So, the first step to achieving what you really want is to define it specifically. Specificity accelerates success because you can make decisions quickly and avoid distractions.

Knowing what you want creates your entrepreneurial compass and decision-making filter so you can design your business to support it. When you know exactly where you’re going, you can ask yourself if your decisions and actions take you closer to or further away from your goals. Yes, it can be that simple.

To create a vivid vision of your dreams, you can start by asking yourself questions like:

  1. How do you envision your personal life in the next five years?
  2. What kind of career or professional achievements do you see yourself accomplishing?
  3. What are your goals for your physical and mental well-being?
  4. What kind of relationships do you want to nurture and develop?
  5. Where do you see yourself living or…



Gina Raelene Fink

7x Best-Selling Author, Collaboration Book Publisher, Writing Mentor + Success Coach to Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs.