A key component to my definition of success is a sense of abundance. That doesn't necessarily mean making great gobs of money (though of course it doesn't exclude that possibility either). It simply means a feeling of having "enough," ensuring that my energy isn't drained by the anxiety of needing more.
Part of abundance comes from making choices that foster that feeling of abundance. I know a lot of people who are making enormous amounts of money who are feeling stressed because they need to keep up with an enormous amount of money flowing back out. They're making more money than I can imagine, yet there's no feeling of abundance there. There's no sense of having "enough."
Perhaps abundance can best be seen as the difference between the inflow and outflow of money. It can increase by making more, spending less, or both. The big question, of course, is how big that difference needs to be for it to feel like "enough."
This is one of a series of posts exploring my definition for success in my own journey. You can see the original post with the big picture here.