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.

Faustine Lavie | Professional Dancer

I think success is a very subjective concept. For me, being successful means being happy and fulfilled in the professional career and lifestyle I chose. As a freelance dancer and an artist, I might not have the most lucrative career, neither a huge notoriety, but as long as I feel engaged artistically speaking, I participate in various and interesting projects, and keep evolving in my art, I consider myself as successful. Read more>>

Britney Tarpley | Hairstylist & Salon Owner

My definition of success would be to achieve. Could be something as small as making my bed, on my worst days. I still achieved a task successfully.
On my best days, its mentally doubling my end goal, pushing my personal limits, to either accomplish or get significantly closer than I was yesterday.
I believe as long as you’re not fooling yourself in the truest form of passion and integrity you hold for yourself, you’re capable of anything and you’re successful.
An object can signify success. For example, money. Personally, I believe, success is more of a feeling, a movement, a positive change or impact. An object is always replaceable, the feeling of accomplishment is not. Read more>>

Nick Payne | Independent Filmmaker

I think success is just being the happiest version of yourself. Sure, money and status are pretty great, but I just want to be happy. Read more>>

Kendall Triplett | Gospel Recording Artist

Success is finding out God’s purpose and following it with gratitude and joy. Read more>>

Ciera Monroe | Content Creator

The definition of success to me will have a forever changing meaning depending on what goal or level of success I’m trying to reach. Success looks, feels, sounds different for many individuals but for me it means I accomplished a short term or long term goal that I set for myself and reached it overtime. Success means that I made myself or someone important to me feel special by an act of kindness, words of affirmation or supporting in the capacity I’m available too. Read more>>