From Latin succĕssu (m) “event”, derived succedĕre “to happen”, “to come later”.

Success is what – literally – “comes after” or the result that comes after the action that confirms a hypothesis, an idea and a desire; it is a consequence and not a goal.
Success means making things happen – whether big or small – and feeling satisfied and fulfilled by the outcome achieved. Being a successful person, therefore, means being able to make happen what everyone considers important or valuable.

Success is a product of the constant accumulation of a series of advantages and opportunities, which appear random or fortuitous but which, on closer inspection, are not. But the paradox of success is that it is often interwoven with many defeats. Success and failure are two sides of the same coin that are not mutually exclusive but coexist, supplementing and complementing each other and are an essential part of our lives.

Often, then, the germ of failure is inherent in the success phase because winning does not always help us to question ourselves and causes us to be unable to seize the opportunities that may present themselves unexpectedly. Again, past success is no guarantee for future success. The future depends on today and on our ability to stop and imagine. What we do today will give us a useful indication of where we will be tomorrow and the day after that.

Success and, therefore, failure are also a relational circumstance. It is never the result of our actions alone; it is not just a matter of talent and perseverance, of genes and IQ but it is the result of a relationship and meeting with someone who believes in our ideas, supports them and helps to spread them. A person who does not criticise every mistake and pushes us to reach for the stars.
Success is achieved by doing, acting and taking risks, while fully accepting even the negative and uncertain aspects of life.