Unfortunately too often I sit with people who really only measure their career success by the size of their pay check or pay band or how high they can climb towards CEO.
Having only one measure does not serve you well, especially when you lose a job, don't get the promotion, are not working, hit a plateau or are just not enjoying work.
Maybe it is the impact your job has on someone else's quality of life, maybe it the lifestyle it supports, maybe it's the relationships with collegues or customers, maybe it the quality or accessibility of a product or service you contribute to or maybe it is seeing something through to completion or solving problems or just holding down a job that is hard or even boring?
Sometimes we lose sight of the purpose a role / job has and only think about our wallets. What other ways can you measure your career or job success?