We needed to have a good hard look at what our own yard sticks for success were and have a think about whether each individual we know can be measured by our definition of success - including ourselves.
If you google 'successful woman' then it comes up with a whole bunch of women in suits looking very business like. We don't wear a suit to work. Does that make us unsuccessful? Some people think success is having a great career, then there are other women who have great careers and who thing success is having a family. Some women think they can only be successful if they are thin and beautiful. Does anyone think you are successful if you are smart anymore?
We like this article from Huffington Post about 12 things successful women do differently. Not comparing yourself to others is a huge one! Sometimes you're ahead and sometimes you're not but as far as we can tell, comparing yourself to others is never a good thing.
Sometimes it helps to write down ten things you are happy about with your life and stop trying to live for other people or thinking about how other people perceive you.
Success is in the eye of the beholder.