Success is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. This is all well in good, but so many people get caught up in that one word WEALTH, so they believe in order for them to be successful they have to obtain wealth. I do not at all agree with this. Wealth should not be the determining factor of success. I believe the determining factor of success should be hard work, consistency and determination. These things help bring you wealth in so many ways outside of money. Please do not get me wrong, I think wealth is a good thing, it helps you to accomplish things in your life that you would otherwise not be able to obtain, but wealth should not be the determining factor on how successful you will become, this should come from you. No matter what stage of life you are in, you must realize that you are that determining factor on how successful you will become in this life, if you will succeed or fail at what you are pursuing, not by what someone else says.

So the next time someone tells you that the only real measure of success is by how much money is in your account, how many houses or cars you own; STOP, turn around look at them and say.“you really truly do not know the meaning of success.” I promise you this will stop them in their tracks! Do not let their determining words decide how success is truly gained, measure or determined.

Author's Bio: 

I am a Mother, Grandmother, Overcomer, Business Woman, Motivational Leader, Networking Specialist, and Published Author, who is looking to help empower others to overcome whatever challenges they are facing with a positive outlook!

I am a U.S Veteran, who enjoyed serving my country, and would do it all over again.