to me, success is happiness. i can be happy without having all the money in the world, but being happy when you're struggling for money is hard. so it's about finding a comfortable medium for me. i think i put more weight on having the dream job than making money out of it. i mean, let's be honest, i'm a journalism major so i'm really not anticipating becoming a millionaire any time soon. but i've managed to find work that i'm happy doing. that i can stand behind confidently. i can go out for a run and go to my yoga classes, and while i'm not close to buying a mercedes benz on my own, maybe one day i can. i've reached a point in my life where things are starting to get comfortable. i'm happy. i'm successful.
i think a lot of people get caught up on in holding a dollar sign next to their successes and thinking they're failures until they get to that dollar amount. i don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to be financially comfortable, but i think neglecting the amazing things you're doing simply because you don't have all the money in the world.
success can be measured in a number of ways, and i think remembering to acknowledge and relish in each of those ways is crucial to a good life balance.
what does success mean to you?