International Equipment Salesman

To me, being successful means...
Setting values and living to them is to me being successful. Do what you say and say what you mean.

My definition of success has not changed over time. 
I have been very constant in my beliefs on how to live my life

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Santa Barbara, Engineer and Parent, California and Colorado

To me, being successful means...
Having a positive impact on the world that will live beyond you. And earning enough for family to be comfortable and have fun. 

My definition of success has changed over time. 
Focus has shifted from monetary success to impact on others. But, most who say money matters less probably have plenty.

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TV Editor, Los Angeles, CA

To me, being successful means...
Being true to yourself. Following your dreams. Finding what makes you happy. Being comfortable with your place in life.

My definition of success has not changed over time. 
Not really. I always wanted to make my way. I never really bought into all of society's ideas of who or what I should be.

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Palo Alto Roots Taught Me Values

To me, being successful means...
Being true to your values. People are much more important than possessions.

My definition of success has changed over time. 
I went through a dark period where the acquisition of money and material possessions was most important. In the process, I lost my soul - my spirit. With material things, enough is never enough. I looked inward and realized that my values were being compromised and I was truly unhappy. I returned my focus to an appreciation for people and the earth - I enjoy my days now.

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Happy balance over everything else

To me, being successful means...
Maintaining my happiness.

My definition of success has changed over time. 
There is no dollar amount or title that can fulfill my success, which I initially believed. It's a matter of a work life balance that allows me to do the things in life that make me happy.

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You will get there, but you have to decide what parts of you to take with you

To me, being successful means...
Being to take care of my needs and help out with the needs of those I love. To be able to be meaningful work that uses my unique brain and skills. To be loved and valued by family, friends and clients.

My definition of success has changed over time. 
I was more focussed on my achievements, and my immediate family, and less on my extended web of relationships

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Point me toward tomorrow...Won't forget what I did for LOVE.

To me, being successful means...
being grateful for every new day and the relationships with my friends and family.

My definition of success has changed over time. 
I put more emphasis on relational success vs. material success.

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To me, being successful means...
being happy with who you are

My definition of success has changed over time. 
not so inclined to look at the paycheck as a definition for personal success

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Being successful comes from gratitude from the good things achieved in life

To me, being successful means...
Being happy. To be happy I consider 3 factors - my healthy, my friends/family in my life and the work that I do. Therefore I ask myself – am I in good health? Do I have friends and family in my life that care for me and vice versa? Do I wake up every day content with what’s in my life or am I unhappy? Am I able to make an impact and help people on a weekly basis? If I can answer yes, then I can feel successful.

My definition of success has changed over time. 
Yes. I previously thought that to be successful you had to have a job, any job. Now I think it’s a bit more than just having a job. You have to have a balance of good things in your life and it’s certainly not all about having a job. It’s about having the opportunity to experience good things in your life and that can come from a result of relationships, traveling, reading, listening to music, living in a place like the Bay Area, etc.

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