...is one that outlasts you.
Women particularly work hard to move up in life. So if all your hard work starts and ends with you, it is a waste of time - yours and others. Why should anyone need to jump through all the hoops you've had to when you can help them through?
To truly have "successful success" it must be sustainable and that is possible when we learn to live by Michelle Obama's advice:
When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. ~ Michelle Obama
As this year winds down and we prepare for next year, start looking out for opportunities to be and remain a successful success...