August 7, 2013

Defining Success

I've been giving a lot of thought lately to what it means to be successful. While I haven't settled on a concrete definition yet, I like to think I know it when I see it in others. During my job search, I've discovered a favorite question of potential employers - "What does success mean to you?" It's so easy to default to a trite (however valid) answer like "being happy" or "fulfilling my dreams," but what do those phrases actually mean?

 There are so many amazing articles floating around the internet about what it means to be successful, and how to get to that point yourself. One of my favorite resources is Levo League. This community is basically every twenty-something woman's dream! Whether you're still in college or have recently entered "grown-up" life, there are tons of articles, mentors, and advice to discover. Here are just some examples:

I recently came across this article, which highlights the habits of the rich vs. the poor. While I do not think money always equals success, it is a pretty interesting (one dimensional) list. Scroll down to the comments section to see how it got a lot of people pretty fired up.

As much as I would love to instantly discover steps A, B, and C to the life of my dreams, the exploration is half the fun.


P.S. Check out my Pinterest board for more of the professional resources I love!


  1. Great quote!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Emerson was a smart guy, for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Awesome quote and post :) I struggle with this a lot too :/

    AJ | TheAJMinute

    1. Thanks! Glad to hear I'm not the only one. :)


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