How 9 Incredibly Successful People Define Success
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson.
We write lots of stories about success
here at Business Insider, but we don't always agree on its definition.
Merriam-Webster defines it as "the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame," but this interpretation doesn't feel complete.
With that in mind, we researched what foremost authors, inventors, and entrepreneurs consider success to be.
Read on to see how Richard Branson, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, and others define success.
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington says that money and power aren't enough.
Legendary basketball coach John Wooden says it's a matter of satisfaction.Advertisement
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh says success is about living in accordance with your values.
Acclaimed author Maya Angelou believed success is about enjoying your work.Advertisement
British politician Winston Churchill thought that success is being relentless.
Billionaire Richard Branson believes success is about engagement.Advertisement
Spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra believes success is a matter of constant growth.
Inventor Thomas Edison recognized that success is a grind.Advertisement
Popular author Stephen Covey said that the definition of success is deeply individual.
Now that you know their views on success, see how they think about their work:Advertisement