We all want to be successful, but how do we know when we are successful? Designers estimate success in many different ways. Here are a few:

1. Having Money
Surprisingly this may rate as the highest priority for a fresher, but as you reach commercial success, you realize that commercial success is not the benchmark for success. That is perhaps because now you are ready to get to other benchmarks. But remember, no one pays for talking or thinking, so you better see earning as a measure of success too.

2. Having a Reputation
You start hearing about yourself, your projects or company from people who don’t know you.

3. Getting Awards
When you are starting out, this is a good way to know where you stand, or if you are getting there. Any awards are good.
4. Having Ambassadors
Your clients want to impress other people by introducing you to them. They feel proud to know you and want to be a part of your success.

5. Becoming a Magnet
You will attract people, ideas, invitations. There will be a demand on your time and attention.
Most of these can be managed. However, if these are happening to you, one piece of advice…stay humble. It all goes as quickly as it comes.
Sudhir Sharma, Editor-in-Chief

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