Success” seems to be the magic word for what people chase after, prepare for, choose and desire. It’s how people often define their lives. Money, fame and power are commonly thought to make up success.
World definitions of success
Americans tend to define success by money, and by what money can buy. This doesn’t mean more fulfillment or contributing to make the world better in some way. It simply means more things.
People in other countries may define success more in terms of whether they enjoy their work, and if it gives them an opportunity to spend time with their families and have balanced lives.