Most people say they want success, but when you ask them what success means you get wildly different responses.  We recently asked some of the best and brightest in our community to tell us about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Stephanie Dorcius | Registered Nurse

I have come to believe success is subjective. However, the society we live in classify its standard otherwise . As we all face our own roadblocks in life, success ought to be measured at our own pace. We must be SMART with how we perceive success. In my past years, I was in competition with myself because I had my own timeline of when I wanted to achieve certain goals in life. But, as I am diving deeply into the reality day by day, I found myself accommodating what is then which were my expectations for what is now, the actuality. Did that mean that I was not successful? Not at all. It was just a change in journey. Once we allow the objective definition of success to dwell in our mind, it intensifies the worldly pressure of expectations. If you have once felt pressured to succeed at anything, just remember that it is better to do it well once than to lose yourself in the process. Quoted by my best friend, “Enjoy the journey. Not just the destination” is how I have come to define success personally. Read more>>

Chris Diaz | Chris Diaz | Top Personal Brand Consultant & Business Strategist

The definition of success to me is being in alignment with the blueprint of your life. We all have a blueprint of who want to become, what we want do do, what are future should look like and what makes us happy. When our life blueprint does not match our current reality we feel stressed, anxious, disconnected, and seem to lose enthusiasm about life. The definition of success to me is being in alignment with my true purpose, finding peace, and happiness. Nothing else really matters. Success does not create happiness, happiness creates success. The happier you are, the more aligned you are, the better state you will be in and the more wealth, abundance, prosperity and success you will experience. Read more>>

Dani La Barrie | Virtual Licensed Psychotherapist & Happiness Transformation Coach

I define success as a fulfilling balance between physical health, mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health. I noticed when all of these areas in our lives are balanced we feel a rewarding sense of joy rather than false happiness. Success, to me, is defined more by the ability to sustain peace in our thoughts, regardless of what’s going on in our lives. To be able to move through challenging emotions, practice enjoying the present moment as a regular habit, and being the author/creator of our life is true success. Success is becoming the master of your life. Read more>>

Jarrod D. King | Digital Host

I used to think of success as reaching a goal. The problem with that is, in the absence of having attained that goal, you beat up on yourself. And once you reach that goal, it’s no longer as valuable as it once was. I’m much more focused on being happy with my journey. And I now define success as the commitment to going after that goal. The showing up to the process every day. That’s success. Read more>>