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Success in life. What does it mean for you?

Asked by Ranimi23 (1872 points ) March 27th, 2010

I hear all the time people who pride themselves on their success in life. Success in a career, success at school or college, success in finding love and the most popular one – Success in earning a lot of money.

I see success as self-fulfillment. Waking up in the morning and going after my dreams and ambitions.

What is success for you?

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rpm_pseud0name's avatar

If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life… success.

MoneyMakingMommy's avatar

Having good health. Nothing means anything without your health.

SABOTEUR's avatar

Peace of mind.

bobloblaw's avatar

Similar to what you said, it’s waking up every day and doing something, no matter how small and undesirable, that I know will build towards my long term ambitions. It’s also conquering the little battles that I have on a daily basis against my social frailties. Stuff like finally being able to ask that girl in accounting out or finding the nerve to get up in front of people for a speech.

YoH's avatar

A genuine sense of well being.

whyigottajoin's avatar

Not having to worry about my future.

ucme's avatar

Success is relative.Happiness is key.

PacificToast's avatar

To reach your goals, love others well, and glorify God in all my being.

hudsong's avatar

Living in a shack I build myself in the middle of the forest several miles away from society.
And being able to support myself somehow while living that way.
That would be ‘success’ for me.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

For me success is when you are doing good at school, because thats the most important thing…and then when u finish school u could be even more succesful by finding a good job, a house of your own, a nice car, and then start a family:) an d always remember to love them first :)

Coloma's avatar

Success is being true to yourself..without that you can never be true to another or a situation.

Being authentic and doing the wprk of self knowledge is the most important measure of success any human being can attain.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Success for me is having a positive influence on those around me.

nebule's avatar

wanting to go to be bed and cuddle myself to sleep with a smile and nod and a hello honey pot

palbertq's avatar

To me success is being content every day with the fact that you could die tonight.

lazydaisy's avatar

Being a good person.

dogkittycat's avatar

Being sucessful (to me) means living up to my own expectations not anyone else’s.

12_func_multi_tool's avatar

If I can do two things: Be scared, but do it anyways, and allow myself to be scared, but not nervous. Those two things will be enough for me to call myself a success.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

For me, being successful would be:
-Going to a good college and graduating with a degree in something to do with photography
-Getting a job as a cameraman (or woman, in my case), or maybe a photographer at Walmart even. Anything with photography.
-Finding a good guy that loves the Lord as much as I do and getting married to him.
-Having kids and being a good mom to them.

But now I’m dreaming. I’m only 13. That’s a long way out there! Things could change drastically. All I know is that I’m not going anywhere colder than Minnesota.

mollypop51797's avatar

doing what you like and liking what you do. achieving the “impossible”. going out of your way for other. helping others. trying hard. reaching your goals. being yourself despite other people’s opinions.

thriftymaid's avatar

There are certain benchmarks we want to make by certain ages or periods of life. They are different for everyone. The most important aspect to a feeling of success for me is peace; not events and actions of the past that may have contributed to it, nor accumulated wealth. I feel less peaceful right now than I have in the recent past. Uncertainty and loss are very disruptive; the uncertainty will subside, and I know the loss will simply take time. This is just where I am on the life circle.

loser's avatar

At this point, it’s just a matter of getting the winning Lotto numbers.

Fenris's avatar

My success is defined by the trail of irrevocable change I leave in my wake. I’m successful only so far as how much I change the world.

charlie_salazar's avatar

I used to think Success was lots of money, possibly fame. I now believe Success is being totally 100% happy with what you have got, and where you are.

chinku's avatar

According to me , there is no destiny to success….

memo's avatar

work with smile

Austinlad's avatar

Fulfilled in my work, loved, and being of service to others.

9doomedtodie's avatar

Be happy & make people happy.
Even if you get hurt from people,Be happy always

livingchoice's avatar

being out of debt and helping others in need.

Shippy's avatar

For me it is peace of mind. Then joy, I reckon there are lots of variables that would or could give me that state of mind and feeling, of which I cannot seem to attain.

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