For you, what measures real success? Is it about the millions of dollars you have in your bank account? The several mansions you have? Or, the many luxurious cars in your garage?

Everyone aims for success. Of course, we want to feel successful and become successful. We chase education, power, relationship, fame and any other things that make us happy and fulfilled. But, what really a success is?

Success is a concept that everyone understands. And in reality, it means something different to each of us. What might signify financial wealth to someone might signify poverty to others such as Donald Trump. For others, success means doing charity works to help people, especially the deprived ones to survive in today’s challenging economy.

The definition of success

One key step to attaining success in life is knowing your own definition of personal success. Your form of achievement will trail your definition. Many of us focus on being successful in one area of our life, like business or relationship. That is potentially why it’s common for you to see people who are very successful in a sole area, but having difficulty in others.

Bear in mind that the real meaning of success goes far more than having millions of dollars, earned degrees, having lots of tangibles and being wealthy. Instead, true success in life measures with the number of people who are able to live a more advanced and better life because of your innate desire to do so. Also, the meaning of success is to live a contented, happy life and make this world a great place for everybody. That is the true meaning of success.

Let’s hear it from some of the successful people we have today:

“Success means happiness.” – Ben Casnocha (author)

“Success is being able to support my family and is something I love doing.” – Barry Moltz (author and speaker)

“Success is the ability to do what you love every day. This may sound simple but what you love changes over time and having the ability to change what you are doing match your passion is true success. This has nothing to do with money, wealth or status as each person has different passions and loves.” – David Hauser (co-founder of Grasshopper)

“Success means I’m at liberty to help others reach their success, instead of worrying about my own.” – Chris Bogan (President of New Marketing Labs LLC)

Let me share to you the list of what success means to many people.

  • Being happy, every second of the day.
  • Staying true to our values.
  • Doing what you love regularly.
  • Helping other people do what they really love.
  • Not feeling pressured and stress everyday.
  • Achieving financial security.
  • Being a good parent, sibling, son or daughter.
  • Having respectful relationships with people around you.
  • Having time to enjoy even little things in life.
  • Setting and attaining meaningful goals.
  • Creating genuine connections with your family, friends, associates and other people around you.

What is on your list?