Most people say they want success, but when you ask them what success means you get wildly different responses. We recently asked some of the best and brightest in our community to tell us about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Sowmya Pelluru | Founder + CEO, manakii

Success is when you can monetize the things you love to do, and invest the energy and time to turn it into a career that makes you happy. Read more>>

Thomas Arnold | Jeweler, silversmith

Seeing visions actually manifest. Read more>>

Dulce Maria Guzman | Future Dietitian

I define success when you have accomplished your most important goals and most importantly, being happy during the process of achieving your goals and once you are done getting to that goal you are also just as happy. Read more>>

Edgar Alejandro | Filmmaker & Foodie

Success must be obtained from the process instead of the result. It’s important to define and manage your expectations before beginning a project. To me, Consistency is success. Read more>>

Ifa Simmonds | Equestrian Fitness & Athletics Performance Coach

IFA FIT and the Equestrian Fitness Academy bring a new and alternative perspective to the equestrian culture and community. My business focuses on building equestrian athleticism through fitness, health, and wellness. There’s no common practice of the principles of athleticism amongst many levels and disciplines across the sport. Read more>>

 James Mane | Stand-Up Comedian, Podcaster, and Actor

I have friends that range from those who have a lot of money and own a few properties to friends that rent and are making payments on their car. What I have learned was that the ones that seem to be happiest are the ones who are content with what they have. Read more>>

Joshua Alvarez | Independent artist

Success is an objective definition. It means achieving a goal. Now, each individual’s goal is where the variation comes into play. For me, success has never meant becoming as popular as Drake or Eminem. Its always definitively been making enough financially to retire my parents, while trying to positively impact as many people as possible through my music. Those are my two goals with my music. Read more>>