It appears Americans may no longer equate success with the "Daddy Warbucks" lifestyle. The fictional benefactor in the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," Warbucks had it all: a lavish house, indoor pool and foreboding bodyguards. Read more
But in a new study commissioned by American Express, most survey respondents said you don't need to have a lot of money to be successful. Instead, good health, good relationships and a good job were deemed by respondents to be more indicative of a successful life.
The tagline from an old commercial "... because when you have your health you have everything" is very true. Also, it's smart to remember that the best things in life aren't things at all, and they are free. Much of the time, success depends on personal attitude - success is not about having everything you want, but about wanting everything you get.