You would think that by focusing on being successful, that you would automatically, by default, be significant. But this isn’t true. Only by being significant can you achieve success. Let me explain…
Not all success looks the same. The definition of success differs by person and by industry. You could be successful for your position in your field and that could be different from another person’s successful career.
Success follows significance. If you make it so that you are important, have a particular knowledge or skillset, then you will be significant. Significant people become successful because they are the ones who either ask the right questions or identify the right problems and then solve them.
So if you want success, make sure you chase significance.