At 25, I did not realize how important a happy life with a great partner is. I never thought anything would happen to end my first marriage — until it did. I expected our children to follow the same course in life, and have similar abilities and ambitions — most of which turned out not to be true. You must learn to adapt when your expectations are not realized, and take life for what it is and not what you dreamed.
My definition of success:
- Enjoying what you do
- Enjoying the people you do it with
- Having a great relationship with your wife and family
- Having reasonable but not excessive resources
- The ability to give back through gifts and service