You often hear people say that they want to be successful or speakers giving advice on how to be successful. But the question is, do you know the meaning of success? If you're still unclear of the definition of success when you embark on a business venture, then how would you know if you are successful or not? Success is measured across several areas like business or career, health, love, or even spiritual but since this is the Business Advice Forum, we'll focus more on success in the business area. To others, their definition of a successful business might only be one that is making tons of money but to you it might be another thing altogether. In Answers.com, success is defined as the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted. So before embarking on a business venture, you must set your business objectives and desired goals first. Upon achieving these objectives and goals then you can proudly say that you are successful!