10 Girlboss Readers On What "Success" Means To Them


Out with the old definitions of the word success. These Girlboss readers are all about feeling good and making an impact. 

By now, most Girlboss readers know we're all about women redefining success on their own terms. We constantly bring in expert insight and try to highlight all the ways you can reach your goals, whatever they are.

So at the Girlboss Rally in New York City on November 11, we asked a bunch of our readers what the S word means to them.

Here are 10 of our favorite answers. Love you guys :')

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Gabriella, 29, Miami

"To me success means doing something meaningful that makes me happy and that can help other people."


India, 29, Queens

"Success to me just means living your life to the fullest and fulfilling your purpose here."

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Lindsey, 33, New York

"Success means that I wake up in the morning excited to go to my job that day, and go to bed at night like feeling more rewarded from what I accomplished."

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Ann, 29, New York

"For me, success means being passionate about what you do on a daily basis."

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Janneke, 23, San Francisco

"I get so bogged down on like trying to meet these huge long-term goals and these big dreams that I don’t realize that my little ones are like the really, really important ones. So, success for me is appreciating all the small things I do to help get to where I want to go."


Tisa, 33, Brooklyn

"To me success is just being happy, being who you are—effortlessly—and not living by anyone else’s rules or means."


Ashley, 32, Los Angeles

"Success is being able to identify what that word means to you and the things that you want, and you value. And attacking those things, going after those things, searching for those things—so that you, internally, have everything you want."

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Tamara, 29, New York

"Success to me is waking up every day, working on something that is meaningful to me that I’m passionate about, and feeling accomplished about it every night when I go to bed."


Abi, 31, Queens

"Success to me means waking up in the morning and feeling good about the efforts that you’re going to set forth during that day. Success means the work that you’re putting out there is positively affecting the lives of others. It means looking at yourself in the mirror and feeling good about what you see, no matter what."

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Christi, 33, New York

"I think success sometimes means feeling happy, sometimes it means feeling fulfilled. I think you can get that from work, from family, from friends, or from relationships. So I think it’s personal and it’s unique to each person."

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Words: Eva Grant
Chris Swoszowski