Success is being able to pay all your debts, both business and home and still have some money saved. Being able to spend time with your family and go on the trips you enjoy with them. Success is being able to be generous to the chariities you like to give to. These are the things that make you successful, not an expensive car, or an over priced home. Taking care or your family and the ones you love is the most important measure of success. My dad was a barber and worked hard all his life, some days men would quietly come to his back door, and he would give each of them a little money. They were war veterans who had no one else to help them. My dad took what he had and shared it. He was a true success and drove an old car, wore old shoes and loved life and helping people. That's success.