what defines success. or better ask what defines success for you. it is measured by the criteriathat society subjects it to. or is it what you feel about it. i heard a well noted television personality once mentioned how she "failed" several times before she actually became what she is. one must not let something external define you in such a way that it affects your being and your life and for you its worthiness depends on it. one never knows what life has to offer better keep open hands and an open mind. define your our success.