A Newer, Truer Definition of Success
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says that success is “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame,” but isn’t there more to success? We think so—and so do the more than 100,000 people who signed our petition to change Merriam-Webster’s official definition during our Readdress Success campaign. At Strayer University, we launched the campaign to start a new conversation about success, what it is, and what it takes to achieve it.
The Power of Personal Stories: Our Readdress Success Partners
Before being nominated for an Emmy for his leading role on the television sitcom Black-ish, actor and comedian Anthony Anderson overcame rejection and setbacks on the road to success. His interview with a pint-sized journalist takes a playful approach to defining success. “I love what I do. That’s what makes me a success,” says Anderson.
When the award-winning creative team at SoulPancake took to the streets to ask people how they define success, they set the stage for a series of thought-provoking and heartwarming stories. What happens when strangers come together to share their dreams, or when sons, daughters, mothers and friends call the people they love the most to say “thank you?” Don’t miss The Success Series by SoulPancake.
Positive journalism and digital technology firm A Plus looked at success from a different perspective: What do our loved ones really think of us, and how do they inspire and support our success? They asked people to rate their own success on a scale of 1 to 10. Take a look to find out what happened when their loved ones did the same.
Inc. magazine talked to luminaries and leaders about their views on success. What did Doug Rauch, founder of Daily Table and former president of Trader Joe’s, and Chef Eric Ripert, co-owner and executive chef of the world-famous restaurant Le Bernardin have to say about success? Find out in these Inc. magazine interviews.
What this means for you: supporting your vision of success
Students are “most likely to succeed” when they have a network of tools and services help them through their educational journey. That is exactly what Strayer strives to provide. Success Coaches connect students to resources for financial, academic and emotional support. Tutoring services offer additional reinforcement for understanding course materials, and our unique Graduation Fund gives students who complete their degrees the chance to save up to 25% in tuition costs, motivating them to finish school and helping to make college more affordable.