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How Do You Measure Success?  
User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 721 times:

Hey guys and girls,

I heard an ad on the radio this morning that makes me wonder. How would you measure success?
Would it be by someones bank account?
Or maybe how someones has helped people during his/her life?
Or even maybe how someone managed a good family life?
Maybe it could be the 3 above? But what if you miss only one item, could you just be unsuccessful?

Looking forward to your replies!
Thanks

Nicolas

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 687 times:

A yard stick!

LOL  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 684 times:

no silly, a meter stick! Big grin

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 681 times:

Well I guess you have a few inches (ooops) I mean cm on me! Big grin


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 674 times:

LOL!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 670 times:

On a more serious note (ahem), I'd measure sucess by how happy I am. For instance, I'd say I was sucessful in life if I was flat broke, had no job, but has a beautiful and caring wife who I loved...

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 667 times:

Success is all of them, in my oppinion you can't be flat broke and be successful. This topic is mixing both financial and social topics, kinda like mixing inches and centimeters. Big grin

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 665 times:

Money talks.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 660 times:

Success is measured one failure at a time


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 660 times:

LOL. It all depends on how you define success in the first place. Without a definition of the term, how can we define the criterion by which it will be measured?


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 657 times:

How many goals you acheive, and how happy you are!
Iain


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 656 times:

By the number of times in one night Big thumbs up


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 654 times:

Interesting question, and interesting replies. Success is definitely one of those subjective concepts that means different things to different people, so there is no concrete right or wrong answer. It all boils down to personal preference and priorities. If YOU think you have achieved success, then you are indeed successful!!!
What makes you happy?

Is it:

Having a large bank acccount?

Having a wife, 2.5 kids, a white picket fence and a dog named Spot?

Having every stereo, jet ski, dune buggy and every other "toy" that excites you?

Living in solitude in a log cabin on your 500 acres in the Montana wilderness?

Having power over people?

Being held in high esteem by innumerable people?

Bedding as many women (or for some of you, men) as possible?

Just having a job you enjoy going to every day?

Having lots of friends?

And so on.

Of course, many of the above scenarios clash very vividly with each other. As an example, if happiness for you is predicated by having power over people, chances are, you aren't going to have many friends. It's the people that think they can do all of the above are the only ones that in my mind will never achieve succcess. You have too many conflicting priorities.




User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 648 times:

I agree with the post that says 'how happy you are'. Sounds corny, but true. If a guy is content and happy in a 2400 sq. ft. home with 2 decent cars, a wife, 2 kids, a pet dog and a pet hamster, he is more successful than a guy you lives in a 4,000 sq. ft. home, that WANTS a 5,000 sq. ft. home; 2 BMWs, but he WANTS a Caddy and a Corvette, a wife, but he WANTS 2 girlfriends, 2 kids, but he WANTS no kids, a pet dog, but he WANTS a pet giraffe, and a hamster, but he WANTS a ring-tailed lemur. Get what I mean? OK, I confused myself.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 636 times:

It depends on achievement and happiness. I got into CU Boulder, I am happy with it. I got laid once, I am happy with it, but want some more  Big thumbs up.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 627 times:

Happiness is good point, but you can measure other people happines, so I would say that it depends most on achievements and respect, if someone is really successful that person will have other's repsenct.

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 624 times:

I think when you boil it all down, one's personal satisfaction with themselves and their accomplishments is all that really matters.

Obviously, different people will be satisfied through different means, but I feel "satisfaction" is a sufficiently ambiguous, yet all ecompassing goal that one can truly classify it as universal.

Some people are able to justify leading lives of sorrow and suffering in the hope that they will acheive happiness in a higher world. That is why I don't say that happiness during life is a universal goal. However, I think we must always cling to some hope of reaching a level of contentment at some point in the future.

Despite our tremendous capacity for reason, we are still governed so heavily by our emotions. They are people who try and prove otherwise, and I think that they are fools for doing so.


User currently offlineDoomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 614 times:

By how well you have achieved happiness.

User currently offlineMalibuAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 609 times:

By how much money you have.

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