What Does Success Mean To You?

How Can You Be Happy & Successful?


Have you ever wondered where you could find that magical formula for happiness & success?

I don’t know about you, but being “Happy” seems to be nothing but the carrot right in front of your nose… always remaining just out of reach.

So, why is it then that some people succeed in their online businesses and some struggle?

Because believe it or not those that succeed in anything, whether it is their business or life, clearly know and understand the following:

  • They are genuine and a service to others. 
  • They build relationships
  • They take action.

Here’s a little secret:

Happiness is not determined by your circumstances.

It’s determined by YOU.

You and only you get to define what success is to you….what you want to accomplish, how you want to grow, what you want to learn, and where you want to shine.

If you want to grow, you must give more than you take.

You can start right now, right where you are just by following the steps below from Dani Johnson that will not only help you to increase your happiness but increase your success as well:

Choose to be happy

  • Recognize happiness is a choice.
  • Choose positivity, choose life, choose happiness.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude

  • Daily celebrate the awesomeness in your life
  • Say this…“I am grateful and thankful for………” (what desire do you want the most)
  • I have a gratitude journal as well that I write in daily, you may want to start one as well.

Don’t hold grudges

  • Choose to forgive, even if others have not asked for forgiveness or apologized.

Feed yourself positive things

  • What you feed will flourish, what you neglect will die.
  • If you feed and focus on the positive things in your life, you will see growth in that area.
  • What you focus on expands.

Surround yourself with positive people & a supportive community

Always make sure that you are surrounding yourself with positive people who support and uplift you daily.

CLICK HERE to see the kind of people I have been surrounding myself with.

Do something meaningful

  • When your life, your career or actions have a higher purpose, it makes you feel more accomplished.
  • Whether it’s spending time with your loved ones, spending time working for a good cause or spending time on something of great importance to you.

Starting today: 


Embrace happiness!

Believe in yourself!

Dream big!

Unleash your passion!

Be unstoppable!

Success always starts with having the RIGHT mindset.

Remember that true, meaningful success & happiness comes from within you.

Only you can create happiness and success for yourself in your business and your life.


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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

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53 thoughts on “What Does Success Mean To You?

  1. Could not have said it better myself! Just the other day I was contacted through my Facebook page by a man who told me he was confused because he should be happy – he has all the stuff people want, a great relationship and job – and yet he’s miserable. I asked him to tell me what his definition of happiness is – not what he thinks it should be, but what it actually is. He had never considered it because he was stuck on what he’s read about happiness. Anyway, I’m working with him now, but as you’ve pointed out it starts within us. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh yes, happiness really is a choice, Joan. I love your tips for making that choice and staying focused on it. I too have a grateful journal and have found it can make a huge difference to my mindset.

  3. To me… being successful makes me happy.. but that is just me… everyone is different and I would gamble to say that happiness and success are two completely different feelings for most. 😉

    • Thanks Kristen for your comment 🙂 It is all starts from the inside…..people define it differently as it applies to their life and business.

  4. Sometimes happiness is an elusive description for me. I can get excited and passionate about all the things you mention. In the end it comes down to a sense of contentment. I guess that’s my form of happiness.

  5. Thought provoking article. I tend to be a content individual. Thinking about how contentment aligns with happiness must differ among folks. When one is content, what more could they want? I am so thankful for the blessings in my life.

  6. This is the perfect supportive post to compliment the conference I am attending this weekend, Joan! The message is very clear from all of the amazing speakers…our mission is to be of service to others and to quote the Dalai Lama, “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” Happiness and success and being of service all go hand in hand to me. One doesn’t seem to be possible without the other! So happy you are surrounding yourself with a network of supportive and happy people, as I know that has been your intention for yourself for this year!

    • That is wonderful to hear Beverley! Yes, the purpose of our lives is to be happy and the only true way of finding it is in the service we do for others 🙂 Tapping into my spiritual side will help me to do just that! Thanks so much for your feedback, always much appreciated!

  7. Happiness and success are intertwined for me because my business is focused on doing what makes my heart happy. Too many times I let others’ visions of success become mine, and once I started paying attention to what I wanted my success to be, everything else fell into place. 🙂

  8. Hi Joan Harrington mam, Wonderful tips these all tips are not only useful for success in business but also require to follow in life to be happy and peaceful..Thanks for sharing

  9. An attitude of gratitude and appreciation help fuel my days. And I love the comment about surrounding ourselves with positive people and influences. Makes all the difference 💕

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