How often have you not heard “He’s got a really nice job, he is so successful”, “Oh yes, she is very successful, she’s making so much money”?
Why do we automatically connect success to made up titles, fancy words on a paper and large numbers?
To me success is made by each individual. If you live your life the way you want to, and in a way that makes you happy and complete I would say you are as successful as you could be. Even if you left your job to start something new with no money, you’d still be successful because you’re living your dream! Even if you left all you friends to discover the world you’d be successful because you’re doing exactly what you’ve always wanted to do.
So if you ever thought that you have not reached success yet, think again. Every small thing you do that makes you happy is making you successful. Remember and acknowledge those things because they will give you so much more than money in the pocket.