This article is dedicated to the problems of success as interpreted by Polish emigrants living in the British Isles. The study begins with a presentation of selected views of success. There are then considerations of matters connected with the verification of the essence of success in terms of motivation and the values espoused in a given culture. Next is a discussion of the role and importance of the predestination of entrepreneurship as an indicator of success in the business field. A vital ingredient of those considerations was an analysis of the motives behind emigration as a phenomenon which liberates entrepreneurial actions. It is on this basis that the results are presented of the author’s own research into success a understood in terms of entrepreneurship as understood by Polish emigrants living in the British Isles.