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.

Candice Cunningham Scott | Women’s Health Expert & Personal Trainer

Success is something that can be different to everyone. To me it means that you are happy every day (for the most part we are human after all) doing what you do. That you feel like you make a living and have a career not just a job you do. I think there is a difference. I also feel like there is alot in your day to day that breeds success, whether it is how you interact with others and their perception of you to how you feel when you go to sleep at night. If those things are mostly positive then I think that is success too. Making decent money doesn’t hurt either! Read more>>

Crystian Hopper | Artist

I feel like success is a tricky concept. It sounds very result-reliant in the sense that a lot of people would say success is based on how you or your business is performing. In an artist’s case, this might be how many pieces have they sold, or what galleries have they been a part of? For me, I feel like success is defined as doing what you love, regardless of the outcome. Having the opportunity to pursue something you enjoy doing from day-to-day is a blessing, and it is something that is not so result-reliant. When I first began creating official drawings for my business, it was very important to me that I sold each piece and made a name for myself. That is how I saw success, and for the first couple years, I was disappointed for a lot of the time. Having goals to sell pieces or grow your name are very logical and important aspirations, but they should not define your success or happiness. Read more>>

Anna Lenis | Cake Artist & Attorney

For me, success is about working hard, doing my job well, driving home satisfaction. I want to be recognized as someone who always gives her best and tries hard to achieve her goals. If you work hard you will be able to achieve success. Read more>>