How do you measure success?



Success is personal. My success is different from yours. Mine could be like a typical American dream and yours could  be like what the rich celebrities on TV portray. There is no standard measurement for what is a universal success but there is a way that you could understand if you are living your own success story or not.

Take a look at these key questions:

  1. How does success look like to you?
  2. How does success feel like?
  3. How does success sound like?
  4. Who are successful people? Who are they?
  5. What is the feeling or the emotions that you have when the word ‘success’ comes to your mind?

As you answer these questions, I want you to take a moment and really dig down inside you.

Be as honest as possible.  Because in order for you to be as successful as you want to be, you must know what is success (your vision), how does success impact you (your mission) and why do you have to be successful (your reason)? Until you have a good understanding and realization of these key points, you will be misled.

Yes, there are plenty of tools to measure success but nothing is as sweet as knowing exactly what is your own SUCCESS.


Alpha Sanford is the creator and editor of Aspire.Motivate.Succeed! a personal development website which aims to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life through its bi-weekly articles. She interviews and features inspiring individuals whose extraordinary work impact the lives of many people in the community. You can contact her via facebook, twitter, email or pinterest.