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.

Eliki Sol | Singer/Lyricist

I define success as the ability to make a living off of what you love to do by way of your gifts and or passion. Along with this, your community recognizes your talent and comes to you for these gifts which leads to abundance and that to me, equals success. Read more>>

Joaquin Perez Nogueiras | Filmmaker & Storyteller

Success to me is a point in which you internally recognize that you have achieved a goal you were seeking. To me, the ultimate success would be creating a film that my peers and I consider to be a masterpiece. That’s not to say that a goal is all one should want or expect out of their lives. Read more>>

Megan Root | Real Estate Broker

My definition of success has changed significantly over the 28 years I have been an entrepreneur. Early on, my definition of success very much focused around the financial aspects. After many years of life experiences my view has definitely changed. Now my definition of success greatly revolves around relationships, inner peace, and happiness. Read more>>

Jordan Guadalupe | Singer/Songwriter

My personal definition of success is defined by achieving whatever goals I set up for myself, in the short term or long term. Everyone has different goals of course so what could be a huge success for one individual personally could be not so important to another, so I believe it is best to stay focused on personal goals and milestones, and not to compare your “successes” and accomplishments to others/your piers. Read more>>