What is your personal definition of success?

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  1. Super Lux profile image59
    Super Luxposted 6 years ago

    Most people associate success with fat pay checks, luxury cars,huge mansions and signature clothes. But there are a few who says success is not just about material things.  it's doing what you love, regardless of the pay.  what do you think real success is?

    1. Paige Ronchetti profile image57
      Paige Ronchettiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great question. I used to make decent money at my old day job, but I was miserable. Money only gets you so much, and it doesn't matter how fancy your car is when you just aren't happy.

      I make less money now being self-employed, but I'm in a much better place emotionally. Enjoying what I do is more important to me than making bank.

      1. Super Lux profile image59
        Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        in that case Paige Ronchetti, I'm jealous of you.  haha. I'm just gonna finish this contract and I'm staying home! i need my time for myself back! oh gaaad please let the end of this contract come already.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Every year I lower my standards. These days my definition of success is just having food and shelter.

      1. Super Lux profile image59
        Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        simple living. yeah life's already complex let's not complicate it more.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image91
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Life is just dealing with one problem after another. It never ends. I miss being happy.

  2. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    Success is doing what you love and being able to make a living at it.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i hope adsense will approve me soon then ^-^

  3. ylime120 profile image58
    ylime120posted 6 years ago

    Success (physically) is being able to do what you love without risking your safety or financial standing. Mentally or emotionally it is feeling like you've made a difference in someones life while enjoying what you do. Or so I've come to believe.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's a beautiful belief ylime120

  4. Elderberry Arts profile image97
    Elderberry Artsposted 6 years ago

    Happiness, the feeling that I have made a difference/helped someone or something in someway and staying true to myself and my beliefs

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i guess you cant really say you're successful if you're not happy in the first place then. thanks elderberry arts

  5. Neil A Ellis profile image58
    Neil A Ellisposted 6 years ago

    I was recently asked what my greatest success is. I said then and would still say today that it is my family. That we enjoy one another's company, love each other and support each other. I can have the worst day of my life professionally, but I still get to come home to a place full of love. Better, they are only concerned that may day get better from the time I get home onwards.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      you're so blessed with a beautiful family Neil A Ellis

  6. SincerelyT profile image61
    SincerelyTposted 6 years ago

    Success to me is FREEDOM.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      awww i wish i'd be free soon.

  7. wavegirl22 profile image42
    wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

    I believe that in life there is but one success  . .and that is to be able to spend your day in your own way

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's a beautiful belief smile

  8. p10kabhijita profile image51
    p10kabhijitaposted 6 years ago

    For me success is that moment when I punch the air or smile to myself in joy or treat myself with the good things in life smile

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ah, such a beautiful life. success is free then. smile

      1. p10kabhijita profile image51
        p10kabhijitaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Not really..such moments come after pushing yourself to the limits and achieving what you set out for smile . It costs a lot of effort

  9. lj gonya profile image57
    lj gonyaposted 6 years ago

    Happiness. Going to bed every night feeling secure, getting up every morning looking forward to the day instead of dreading what it might hold, and not regretting missing out on anything. Being satisfied with what you have, never obsessing over what you don't have, and being the kind of person who takes time to appreciate family, friends, and the world around you.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      applause! nice one lj gonya smile

  10. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    Success is achieving what you really want. What I really want is detachment from things and persons and being contented thereby.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's a unique definition Haunty. but i like the idea. that really is hard to achieve so being able to do so is really something.

  11. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    My personal definition of sucess is what I feel I have made of my life.  I have my own business doing something I enjoy, I've raised two beautiful daughters, I have many good friends, I've survived cancer, and I live my life on my own terms and not by anybody else's definition of sucess.  I never worry if anyone else approves or disapproves of the things I do as long as they feel right for me.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's the kind of life everyone should try to achieve. way to go Disturbia smile

  12. denism profile image66
    denismposted 6 years ago

    "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

                                               Ralph Waldo Emerson


    My personal best description of success

    1. grizelda profile image58
      grizeldaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Success for me is being happy with what  we are doing. It doesn't matter how material or monetary value we've acquired, as long we enjoy doing it. It is able to do what you wanted to do in life.

    2. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      correct grizelda, money can't buy you success.

  13. profile image0
    Deb Welchposted 6 years ago

    Success to me personally is maintaining good health,(physical,mental & spiritual)- not being in-debt, enjoying something in each and everyday, establishing a good love relationship that may help you grow as a person,being happy in your work,and keeping a moderate amount of everything that is necessary to fulfill a safe existence.

    1. Super Lux profile image59
      Super Luxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that's beautiful Deb Welch smile

  14. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Living a life full of laughter, happiness and love.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hear! Hear! smile

 
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