When an artist considers what it means to be successful, there are numerous aspects to success. These include the ability to have:
~ Clear focus and expression.
~ Choice, in where you attend and in the invitation you make in the world.
~ Self awareness and honesty about who you are and your limits.
~ Authenticity in what you express of yourself in your work and how you sell your work.
~ A personal definition of what financial and external recognition is for you.
~ Good feelings about your interactions w/ others and how you present your work to the world.
Engaging meaningfully with the world involves engaging successfully with the world.