How do you define success?

For me, success isn’t really about the material stuff. Sure, creature comforts are lovely and an important part of my life. Having said that, my creature comforts don’t define me. (Well, most of the time!) Success for me is an experience that aligns with my values and needs. It isn’t measured by my bank account, my address, the car I drive, the number of friends I have, the clothes I wear, or the trips I take. In other words, my success isn’t measure by outside sources.


Success to me is when I’m:

  • Creating my own structure and schedule each day
  • Assisting someone reach a deeper potential within themselves
  • Participating in creating a lovely space for someone
  • Regularly experiencing variety and new discoveries
  • Feeling connection to others
  • Taking good care of myself spiritually and physically
  • Focusing on gratitude
  • Laughing frequently
  • Creatively solving a problem
  • Resolving conflict in relationships
  • Walking my talk

How do you define success and how do you know when you’re successful?

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2 responses to "How do you define success?"
  1. Lori T. Williams, Esq. 20/10/2011 09:59 am Reply

    I agree with you Catherine! Success is an inside job first, and then some of the material things and conveniences of life follow. I always remember what Zig Ziglar said, “help enough other people get what they want and you’ll get what you want.”

    • Catherine 20/10/2011 10:24 am Reply

      Well said Lori. It’s beautiful how you incorporated that philosophy into a prosperous business.

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