As Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, points out, success by that definition falls short. It's not enough.
It's why we still have the empty feeling after climbing to the top of the ladder. We wonder, "Is that all there is?"
Words like meaning, impact and service should be part of the equation.
Success is often measured in dollars, titles and things. Significance is measured in relationships, legacies and influence.
That doesn't mean we stop trying to achieve or excel. It means striking the right balance, what Hardy calls "whole-life success."
You can have success without significance, says Hardy. "But you cannot be significant without being successful."