What does success mean to you?
The term means different things to different people - for example the quotes I put below.
What do you think makes one a successful person?
When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought, " When I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars. I want to have groupies." But my idea of success is different today. For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure, to try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way.
Ellen DeGeneres, Tulane Commencement Speech, 2009
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough (1933 - )
One achieves success when he becomes internally satisfied and stops looking for success.
To realize to the greatest extent possible your own individuality—to exercise your talents and your virtues as completely as you can. No one ever fully succeeds in this endeavor, we all fall short, we compromise and life denies us opportunities, but the effort is important nevertheless.
As it is useful that while mankind are imperfect there should be different opinions, so it is that there should be different experiments of living; that free scope should be given to varieties of character, short of injury to others; and that the worth of different modes of life should be proved practically, when any one thinks fit to try them. —John Stuart Mill, On Liberty