The only way to be successful is to embrace who we truly are and to take each day as a challenge to move forward. Society has its own definitions of success. However, these definitions are often fueled by avarice, an erroneous concept of progress, and a superficial understanding of what it means to be human. Responsibility for our actions, a sense of self worth, and a respect for our transient existence should be the guiding forces in our lives. Unfortunately, accumulation of wealth, importance of external appearance, social hierarchy, and our desire of pleasure and power have replaced them.