Warren Buffett is one of the most successful men in the world. He’s currently ranked as third richest man in the world, and his company, Berkshire Hathaway, is the fifth largest company in the world. People flock from all over to hear Buffett’s wisdom and get his advice and thoughts on financial and personal success.
But how does Buffett define success?
Much like other billionaires including Bill Gates and Richard Branson, Warren Buffett doesn’t use money to define his success. In fact, his definition of success has absolutely nothing at all to do with business or investing, although he has plenty of advice on business success as well. Instead, he defines his personal success on being a good person, and how much those he loves love him back.
“Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you,” Buffett said in a Q&A session at Georgia Tech a few years ago. “If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.”
In short, it’s all about what you do and the differences you make in the world. Buffett often says that the most important thing is to be a good person and to only measure your success by your standards, not everyone else’s.
So, are you successful yet?