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troubleinharlem's avatar

What is real success in the career world?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7978points) March 14th, 2011

Pretty much self-explanatory.

Sorry, Jill for messing up your answer!

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JilltheTooth's avatar

Entirely subjective, IMO. Living with grace, loving and being loved; all that sappy stuff.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Being happy with what you’re doing, seeing evolution in the future.

robdamel's avatar

Success is what you want it to be. Its setting goals, that are right in your eyes, and fullfilling them. That would be your personal success.

troubleinharlem's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir @JilltheTooth
Sorry for messing up your answers!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, @troubleinharlem , now I just look silly. XP

YoBob's avatar

Survival until you are able to retire.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

My current career is “MOM”, so I guess real success would be seeing my children grow into productive, wonderful young women, and knowing I had a hand in it.

Austinlad's avatar

Enjoying the work you do and then having enough money at retirement not to have to do it anymore.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Having a job that is thoroughly enjoyed most of the time, having goals that can be accomplished and achieving them, and being able to do it while living a well-balanced life.

marinelife's avatar

Success is doing good work for a suitable reward.

Nullo's avatar

Success is defined by your parameters. Most people work for money, so in that regard any job that supplies sufficient (or superfluous) amounts of money is considered successful. If you decide to use more or different parameters, the definition of success will vary accordingly.

wundayatta's avatar

It is best not to think in terms of success. You’ll always be moving the goalposts. Better to think about doing what you enjoy. Success is a trap. It opens you to the judgment of others. You lose control of who you are. If you do what you want to do, instead of what people tell you you should do, you’re going to be much better off.

mattbrowne's avatar

A career which creates win-win situations. In most cases the win-lose approach leads to lose-lose situations in the long run.

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