Daily Happiness Series - Question 16

Question 16: What is success for you?

My Answer: 'Success' is such a loaded word, with so many different definitions to so many different people. But since you ask, my personal definition of success is JOY. I believe that in every moment of your day, your week, your life, you should count your joyful moments as success.

If you've got not even a penny to your name; if you're living in your parents' basement at the age of 40; if your dreams are still dreams; if your business hasn't taken off and is standing in the shadows of large corporations; if you're single, divorced, married, with or without children; if you're Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, or if you're a Temp working for a local business... you are successful when you've found joy

Count your joyful moments as success.

At the risk of sounding cliché: success isn't about the money in your bank. Success isn't about how high you stand on the corporate ladder, nor is it about your social status. Success is about you; it's about where you find your worth. If you find your worth in the things of this world -- in your position and status -- it will only become harder and harder for you to find joy in your moments. And when you've found your joy -- for every time you find your joy -- you have been successful.

YOUR TURN! What is success for you? Tell me in the comments! ↴


The questions in the Daily Happiness Series come from Day 8 of The Happiness Planner’s Daily Happiness Email Series. If you’re not already subscribed to the Daily Happiness Email Series from The Happiness Planner, do yourself a favor: click here and get in on the action.

Tawni Sattler

Tawni is a multi-passionate lifestyle blogger, designer, and mama in Vienna, Austria, always with coffee in hand, ice cream in the freezer, and chocolate in her pocket. Authenticity and organized chaos are her love languages.