One of my favorite pieces of prose comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson who answers better than I the question “how do you define success?”
Here it is –
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Action – Take what you need from his definition of success. Tweak it, play with it, and change it around. Most of all, integrate it into your daily life.
As you create and live your own definition, you’ll actually begin to make it happen.