That was my onstage question at the Ms. America pageant. I received so much positive feedback at the time, from those that heard it "live" and online. My answer was shaped by my own experiences and people I read often like Mastin Kipp , Caroline Myss , and Tony Robbins. Here is part of my answer that sums up a lot of what most of us go through.
To me success is not just about achieving your dreams, but also having the determination and persistence to go after them. Everyone knows you can't have success without failure, and you can't use failure unless you learn and move on from it.
This week, I would have you reflect on what do you spend most of your time on, thinking about success or failure? A change of attitude makes all the difference. Greater things are on the way for all of us ;)