Webster doesn’t know everything. Some words can’t be defined by a dictionary. Rather they are defined by our values, ethos, and principles. We asked hidden gems from the community about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Suzanne & Elizabeth Miller | Banker & Designer

Success can be a tricky word sometimes right? Mostly because we can think too much in to it, and is typically defined by money, power or status. Few times do we hear that success is valued by our level of happiness. To us success is simply an extension of our every day lives, when we choose to have fun with it, and look at obstacles with a balanced perspective. At the end of the day we all have the choice, and that’s to live successfully happy, which isn’t always easy. As long as we remind ourselves daily to feed our souls with what makes us happy, we have truly reached success. Read more>>

Valeria Amor | Professional Model & Music Performer

Success is very simple to me I set up a goal, plan the steps required to achieve it, and then I implement that plan effectively. I attain success once I achieve my goals. To me, success means achieving a challenging goal assigned to me. Read more>>

Samara “Honey” Lovell | Cosmetic Tattooer

This question is always wild to me. Not because there is anything wrong with it, just because I feel like we are so trained as a society to think of it in terms of financial success. I think success is very personal and subjective. Personally I define success as happiness. I don’t mean living in the clouds, constantly smiling happiness. But feeling content in your personal goals and place in the world. Whether that be, loving your job, being a parent, reaching personal goals, taking a class…. for each person the definition is so different and should be. But unfortunately society makes success seem like you’re tackling a million things at once while also being wealthy and physically attractive. That’s the issue. Success for me is internally feeling satisfied with where I’m at in life. I think once you reach that the other stuff comes easier. Read more>>