What is real success

Many people believe that success is measured by what we physically have! But to me success is measured by what I have given up! It is measured by the times I found enough courage to leave things, people and feelings behind! It was feeling and seeing my growth understanding my worth! It is measured by the genuine smiles I am greeted by. It is measured by being able to be happy when I had or have nothing! It is understanding to cherish what I have! Success will never be what I have but what I have left behind! I will never look back.