Success. It’s something we dress for, strive for, work towards. We wish it upon others as well as ourselves, but what is is? What is success?

Nancy Blum | Artist

Success to me is having the courage to persevere, to continue working to follow one’s own inner guide, and ultimately creating a lifetime body of work consistent with one’s personal ideals. Having that work resonate with others is validating and reaffirming. Read more>>

Christine Lu | Tattooer

Success is an inward look at oneself. Success is being aware. Success is being able to look at your own set of values and morals and ask yourself if you’ve met them. Success is judging yourself deeply and trying eternally to better yourself. Success is not giving up. So just don’t give up. Read more>>

Terry Saxe | Special Event Consultant and Planner

One of the most impactful quotes that defines success to me is by Pam Houston “Success has less to do with the accumulation of things and more to do with an accumulation of moments, and that creating a successful life might be as simple as determining which moments are the most valuable, and seeing how many of those I can string together” “Moments of failure are important too….all those moments of struggling are important, not just to provide the contrast, but because they use different muscles. They let me know I’m alive in a whole different way” Therefore to me, success is not defined by how much money you make, but by what you do to positively impacts those around you. Financial success is a result of hard work, dedication, being aware of those around and surrounding yourself with like minded people. Many successful people have failed at many things but the key is to get up, dust yourself off and be determined to not give up. Read more>>