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How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 9:48 am

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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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 9:50 am

A yard stick!

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flight152
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 9:53 am

no silly, a meter stick! Big grin
 
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Flight152

Thu May 17, 2001 9:58 am

Well I guess you have a few inches (ooops) I mean cm on me! Big grin
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 10:07 am

LOL!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 11:11 am

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...
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 11:21 am

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
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 11:27 am

Money talks.
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:21 pm

Success is measured one failure at a time
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:25 pm

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?
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:48 pm

How many goals you acheive, and how happy you are!
Iain
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 8:57 pm

By the number of times in one night Big thumbs up
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Thu May 17, 2001 10:18 pm

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.


 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Fri May 18, 2001 5:37 am

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.
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Fri May 18, 2001 1:19 pm

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Sat May 19, 2001 8:49 am

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.

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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Sat May 19, 2001 11:13 am

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Sat May 19, 2001 3:23 pm

By how well you have achieved happiness.
 
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RE: How Do You Measure Success?

Sat May 19, 2001 10:53 pm

By how much money you have.

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