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.

Cody Jennings | Aerospace Engineer

Success is a byproduct. It is not something that happens instantaneously or overnight. Success is the byproduct of hard work and dedication to a craft. Whether that craft is creating a 5 star meal or designing the next generation of aircraft, there is always something to strive for and create. When you give your all and never give up on your dreams, the byproduct will be success. You should never give up, you keep moving forward and you take the good with the bad. Read more>>

Shonnie Alridge | Real Estate Broker, Investor, & Coach

Being successful is a goal I work towards every day. There was a time in my life when I measured success solely on my income amount. That measure has since changed. Now I measure my success differently. After having a transparent conversation with my close friend I realized my measure of success was unfair. I’m in the real estate industry. Real estate is an interesting industry. It has its highs and lows. For me the lows would give me a feeling of defeat. That was a terrible feeling. My way of thinking was not serving me well at all. I knew I needed to change my measure of success. Now my measure of success is simple. I feel accomplished and successful when I’m productive. I create a list of daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Each day I work towards those goals. I hold myself accountable when I check each completed goal. This has been such an eye opening experience. I end my days feeling productive. It’s a wonderful feeling. I recommend business owners to try this. Read more>>