I want to take this a step further and look at companies. Companies also strive for success, and more than ever they are trying to carve out their place in the marketplace, something that makes them significant. When you look at great companies the significance comes long before the success. It starts with a vision. Visions are what give companies a basis and meaning, and makes them significant. One of my favorite companies to look at is Disney. The values that the company was founded under by Walt Disney live on to this day. The company has significance in the lives of so many. As the father of two girls, I can tell you that Disney is significant, and the avid adoration by so many children and adults leads to its success.
So as an individual, do you feel significant? What is missing from your job to make it significant and make you feel significant? As a member of your company, are you significant to your customers? Will they notice if you go away? What makes you different than your competition? If you are a manager, what are you doing to help build significance in your employees and your company? I'm willing to bet that if you start at building significance, as an individual or a company, you will find success.