10/09/2013 05:18 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2015

Montel Williams Defines Success As A 'Responsibility To Give Back' (VIDEO)

TV mogul and talk show host Montel Williams has an understanding of what personal success means -- and it doesn't have to do with any of his own hard work.

Recently, Williams appeared on HuffPost Live where he told host Marc Lamont Hill that his definition of achievement is more about others than himself.

"One of the greatest minds of the last century said 'A living is made by what you get, a life is made by what you give,'" Williams said. "I define success by people who understand that the universe will open up to you if you recognize your responsibility to give back."

Williams said that the most successful people in life were rewarded by the knowledge that they helped others. His new online talk show initiative, Living Well With Montel, focuses on maintaining personal and physical well-being and creating a community that gives back.

Check out the clip above for more on how Williams defines success, and watch the full video of his appearance on HuffPost Live.

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