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.

London Lee | Bartender and Entrepreneur

My definition of success is being genuinely happy while you are accomplishing your personal goals. Some people are financially successful but not happy for other reasons. When you find overall happiness everything you do will result in happiness. Read more>>

Kimberly Dudash | Entrepreneur and Executive Coach

In my twenties, I plowed forward head-first following what I thought success should look like. I boldly pursued popularity, profit, position and power. I climbed my way up the ladder quickly, expecting at some point to feel complete and accomplished, but all I felt was exhausted and unfulfilled. After years of doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results, I knew I had to take personal responsibility for defining success and discovering my vision. Read more>>

Lainez Cobain | Artist & Clothing Company Co Owner

Success is ultimately reflected, in the live we lead. Being appreciated, respected and loved. By people around you. Sometimes even total strangers.
Success is being in position to enhance the quality of life you live, as well as others. Read more>>

Demetrius Dinkins | Artist, Barber, & Personal Trainer

I would define success as impactful. To me success is all about how many lives you can impact in a positive manner with the time you have on God’s green earth. I lost a friend in 2015 who was diagnosed with brain cancer. After being diagnosed with brain cancer which prevented him from doing anything physical he started to recover after chemotherapy. Read more>>