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.

Jeremy Ra | Poet & Paralegal

Success, though largely determined by the gaze of others, is a private achievement. Even though the word carries a cold capitalistic overtone, it stems from the values that our parents instill in us, and thus operates in the primal dimensions of self-discovery. Read more>>

Geri Anne Wilcox | Hairstylist and Production Artist

Success to me is in a partnership with a balance of hard work and relationships with one’s self and others. I feel most reward and pride when I can work and have time with my family equally and show up with 💯 to offer. Read more>>

Nancy Hu | Graphic Designer & Visual Artist

For me, it’s hard to define success in the arts and design world. There are awards and certificates that aim to give you an idea of “success,” but really those are overrated. Read more>>

Robert Lo | Bobarista

Success is being happy with the results of anything you do. Read more>>