What does Success mean to you?

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  1. MichelleArakaki profile image61
    MichelleArakakiposted 12 years ago

    Success means achieving my goals that i have set for myself and the people i care about.

    1. Dorothee-Gy profile image66
      Dorothee-Gyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      To me, true success means to be able to do what I want where I want and when I want. It is the freedom of choice, and the peace of mind that this is the right way to go about it.

    2. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      A sickly, dying billionaire would trade his wealth for it!

    3. cpvr profile image60
      cpvrposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Success means being happy and enjoying what you're doing - at least that's success to me

    4. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      ....living to be 100 or more!


  2. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 12 years ago

    Being happy and content with life.

    1. MichelleArakaki profile image61
      MichelleArakakiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      that's awesome!

  3. PierrePierre profile image60
    PierrePierreposted 12 years ago

    Inner peace within my heart

  4. craigb182 profile image61
    craigb182posted 12 years ago

    Many people believe it is defined in what car you drive.

  5. sofs profile image75
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    Success means I am at peace with myself with the people around me, living life to the fullest, enjoying every moment of it, always joyful despite my achievements or lack of them, having my family and friends with me until my dying breath .. kind of I am almost there...
    Success is a relative term and to me this is........it!!!  smile smile wink

  6. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 12 years ago

    Success is never giving up on our dreams. Never stop dreaming smile

  7. waynet profile image66
    waynetposted 12 years ago

    Waving bye bye to all those who said you wouldn't get anywhere!

  8. profile image0
    Aleister888posted 12 years ago

    Success to me, means being free to truly make ones own choices come true...

    Sure, this isn't accomplished solely by money, but money certainly helps attain the goal ^_-

  9. PaulaHenry1 profile image69
    PaulaHenry1posted 12 years ago

    Success is the smile on my childrens faces, the hugs they offer and the simple "I love You's"

  10. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    Freedom.  Freedom to work when I want to - which ends up being many more hours than a job would, but I do enjoy what I do, so that's ok.

    Freedom to wake up to a gorgeous day and just take the day off to enjoy it.

    Freedom to turn down work from companies whose politics I detest.

    It's all about freedom.

  11. myoutlet profile image59
    myoutletposted 12 years ago

    Success is for others. smile

  12. Rastamermaid profile image64
    Rastamermaidposted 12 years ago

    Success to me is being able to take care of myself and my family with out problems or distractions.

    Being able to provide for your family is success,being able to be proud of what you are doing is success,being happy is success!


  13. gvannorman150 profile image63
    gvannorman150posted 12 years ago

    Success to me means financial freedom.  It does mean that I need millions of dollars.  I just need enough where I can live each day not worrying about where my next meal is going to come from.  I do not need to worry about any bills because I can pay them. If the car breaks down, I can get it fixed.

    It just means that I have enough resources to face anything that life can throw at me.

  14. humili profile image60
    humiliposted 12 years ago

    Success means creating an automated wealth so that I can spend my time with my loved ones and be happy every single day!

    <snipped link - do not promote your Hubs in the forums>

  15. Flightkeeper profile image68
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    My definition keeps changing so I'll get back to you.

  16. profile image0
    gamergirlPSposted 12 years ago

    Success is when all your preparetions meet the opportunity.

  17. craftybegonia profile image62
    craftybegoniaposted 12 years ago

    A life with a purspose, a life worth living.

  18. bparashar profile image60
    bparasharposted 12 years ago

    To me success means progressive realization of my goal....Until and unless I feel that I am progressing towards my worthy goal I feel I am succeeding.

  19. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    To be able to teach someone else a skill and over time, they learn that skill and use it better than I did or in a way that benefits in ways I never dreamt of.

  20. profile image57
    mfwalden004posted 12 years ago

    As a business owner, success to me is providing a good work environment to our employees, and providing services that our clients find valuable.  When I went into business, my belief was that I had an obligation to those who work with and for me as well as for the communities we serve.  I still feel that way today.

    1. Jen_B80 profile image60
      Jen_B80posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Success to me mean three things:

      1. I'm doing work that I love and that pays the bills.
      2. I have an awesome relationship with my family and friends.
      3. I'm in excellent health, which in turn allows me to accomplish Numbers 1  through 3.

      Anything else is just extra. But it's nice to have the extra stuff smile

  21. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image34
    DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 11 years ago

    hopefully every single persons answers are different, as we all have different value systems, or a hierarchy of values, (what is most important, to least important) and all us us are equally successful, according to our unique values. for me getting paid to do what i love has been super rewarding, but a perfect day for me is snow skiing with my girls, including my wife. Since i have made more than most dream of in business, that i started from zero-a big house and fancy car is NOT success, or lots of money.  smile

  22. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    To me, the word, "success", really does mean achieving a certain level of income (provided it's been earned by the individual, himself); or it can also mean reaching a certain level of notable achievement in one's field. In my own "definition" of "success", though, one important thing is that a person has legitimately earned what he has achieved - not cheated or scammed his way to it.  To me, true success can never involve compromising solid values.  Whether someone is a "success" also has to do with how far he gets himself from some "lesser place" in life.

    I don't, though, equate "success", with having a happy life, being happy, or having any number of the other things (besides achievement and a certain level of wealth/being financially comfortable) that are important in life.

    To me, there's "general success in life" (as described above), but there's also being successful in other areas of life (but not particularly being "A Success".  To me (and a lot of others) being a "general success" (capital "a" and "s", A Success) isn't always, or doesn't always have to be, the most important thing to a person or a life.  It's an extra thing and a nice thing - but not the most important. Still, I don't see a problem with, and am at peace with, the idea that the phrase, "A Success" applies to money and/or achievement and may or may not include being a success in other areas of life.  hmm

  23. wheelinallover profile image74
    wheelinalloverposted 11 years ago

    Success for me isn't about making money, running my business, or accolades. It's about going to bed each night knowing I have tried to help people each day.

    I will never have any money. I give away more than I can afford now. It doesn't matter as long as its helped someone not do without food, shelter, or someone who cares.

    I guess that means success for me is about giving. The more that is given the better I feel. Its also about who receives what I give also, they are people who really would do without if they didn't have help.

  24. profile image58
    FStevensposted 11 years ago

    Achieving whatever objectives you set out to achieve.

    1. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image34
      DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      nice-like i said, everyone is equally successful as all of us are subject to the same set of universal laws-what we think about most in our inner most dominant thoughts, determines our outer most tangible reality-that applies to "good and bad" things equally. tough pill to swallow for most

      1. carol3san profile image60
        carol3sanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I think success for me is not only about achieving my goals, but it also includes maintaining healthy and happy relationships, and also includes giving service to a well deserving cause.

        1. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image34
          DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          nice-all of us will describe different formulas as of the seven areas of life we have different values. relationships are a social value. giving service is a spiritual value. those values were determined by a "void" in your childhood and will remain in the hierarchy for your value system your whole life. all of us have events that did the same. nice you know "who you are"!

  25. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 11 years ago

    A Happy Healthy Home and Family with Lots of Love to Go Around smile

  26. Kimingi profile image61
    Kimingiposted 11 years ago

    For me its about being content with what I have achieved each day big_smile


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