Carrie Wilkerson: ‘Success Is in the Eye of the Beholder’

UPDATED: April 13, 2020
PUBLISHED: June 26, 2017

In this emotional talk, Carrie Wilkerson encourages us to define success for ourselves and no one else.

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It’s useless to try and chase another person’s vision, she says. Your point of achievement isn’t something that others can decide for you, and trying to live up to their view could throw you off your path.

“Success is in the eye of the beholder. It’s not about a number, it’s not about a size, it’s not about a stage. It’s about what that looks like for you.” —Carrie Wilkerson

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Running time: 12:15

Filmed April 2017 at SUCCESS Live in Dallas

Carrie Wilkerson is an international speaker, radio guest and best-selling author.