Will Patch Posted about 4 years ago Wealth and power have been our conventional measures of success. What definition will better sustain us now and how can we move into it? My personal definition of whether or not I have been successful in a day is to think about whether or not I have impacted someone's life in a positive way. Every evening I think about this and if I have not I try to think of ways to change what I did that day so I don't make the same mistake. From another source though, Chris Rock said "Being rich is not about having money; it's about having options." This could just as easily be about success rather than riches.