In my eyes you are successful in life when you have the courage to embrace who you really are, however strange or peculiar that may be. Regardless of whether it fits with societies expectations or cultural norms. Growing up i often said the wrong things, didn't have the right clothing, or the right look, and was laughed at or excluded for being "a bit weird". I never felt fully accepted. Over time i learned to keep my "uncool" thoughts to myself and adapt my appearance so others would feel comfortable being around me. This only left me feeling internally suppressed and frustrated, (certainly not free) until one day when i reached my threshold and thought - ahh fuuuck it, this is boring! And this isn't me! - from then on i decided to just let the true me flow, to be my rawself, to act impulsively, to own that embarrassed look from others and to be the awkward freak i'm born to be. The result? Goodbye fake friendships, hello soul mates.
I talk about this and so much more in my new ebook My Naked Lunchbox. Take a read and change your life forever.