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.

Kassidy Slaughter | Actress & Creator

I define success as something you feel on a personal level deep within. Each person has their own level in which they feel they have become successful or reached a point in which they are happy with the work they have done. I also find that success is not measured by the amount of work you’ve done, but how you’ve fulfilled your purpose in life. Read more>>

Robyn Gibson | Multidisciplinary Artist, Curator, Poet, Creator, Dreamer

I used to think of success as monetary gain, status, or recognition. The world will have you believe that’s what it’s all about. It’s like we’re programmed to believe that resources are so scarce that competing with those around you and hoarding what you can when you can is the only way you can get ahead. It’s all a lie. True success is having the mindset of abundance. When you believe there is not only more than enough to go around, but that you’re deserving of every good thing that comes your way, nothing can stop you from real success. Walking boldly in your purpose, having the courage to tell your story, being the best version of yourself, and helping others tap into their true potential is real success. Read more>>

Shelley Paxton | Chief Soul Officer, Author, Speaker, Movement Maker

I love this question because it cuts straight to the heart of my work in the world. I’m on a mission to liberate a billion souls by inviting each and every one of us rewrite the script of success — on our own terms. I’m an advocate for living a success-FULL life, not the success-EMPTY one so many of us find ourselves languishing in when pursuing the traditional metrics of success prescribed by society, the media, and even our parents. As the former Chief Marketing Officer of Harley-Davidson, I’ve been there. I found myself at the top of the proverbial mountain wondering, “Is this all there is?” Sure enough, I was living my Dad’s dream (and definition of success), not mine. That awakening led me on a profound Soulbbatical journey that become my mission, business, and bestselling book. Read more>>