Success is the state or condition of meeting a defined range of expectations. It may be viewed as the opposite of failure. The criteria for success depend on context and may be relative to a particular observer or belief system.
That gets the definition out of the way! Now let’s reflect on it.
“Meeting Expectations” often disappoints. “Cultivating expectancy” on the other hand raises a plethora of possibilities.
“Opposite of Failure” – well, in my humble opinion, failures have led me to experience greater understanding, a more comprehensive capacity for compassion, and a more profound place of contentment.
And it is thus that context and belief system cast their relativity. One person’s success can be another one’s perception of failure – and vice versa.