I have different views on it though.
To me, success isn't a career, a new car, a big house, clothes, a really popular blog. I couldn't care less about these things. Of course I am happy with my house and we plan on getting a newer vehicle this year, these are not goals of mine. They aren't things in which I'll use to measure my success, and I can promise you, they are not things that He will use to determine it either.
I've been thinking about where I spend my time the most throughout the week. What is taking up time that I could be using to invest in my children, with my husband, with my creator? Yea it's probably the tv or the internet, where I'm bombarded with false ideas of success.
I'm not saying that any of this is wrong, but when "things" or social status become our way of determining our value and worth, then we've lost sight of our real purpose. I've been there....a lot.
Did I love well?
Did I use my gifts and talents to glorify Him?
Did I do what I was created to do and not what the world expected me to do?
Did I respect my husband?
Did I give when my heart was burdened to give?
Did I teach my children the importance of having a relationship with God,
and that it should be the most important goal of their lives?
I believe that these things have eternal significance.
These are the ways I measure success.