Success without happiness is failure.
For us, success is a simple equation:
Happiness + Constant Improvement + Contribution = Success
That’s the only kind of success we know of. If we’re not happy, then we’re not successful. We weren’t successful when we had corporate careers and fancy things that our culture told us made us successful. We weren’t successful because we weren’t satisfied with that life, we weren’t happy with that life.
Thus, success is comprised of three things: being happy with what you’re doing, constantly growing as an individual, and contributing to other people in meaningful ways. If these three things are present, then you’re successful.