Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The Secret of My Success...

It seems there is something that drives many people to strive for goals whatever the goals may be. Often someone who is said to be successful is admired by many if not all those around the individual. However, what does this mean? In other words, what is success?


At 8:49 AM, Blogger Kory O said...

Hard to say, and it is further complicated by the fact that everyone defines it differently.

Some people feel successful because of the way their children turned out, for example, while others would feel that is sort of leeching off of others to feel worthy.

Who's right, and who's wrong in that debate? I can't really say, especially since I don't have kids yet.

I guess if you feel that you have accomplished something of merit in this world, you are a success.

At 9:47 AM, Blogger DragonStormInAZ said...

Yup… It is likely inevitable that people are going to see the answer to this question differently. Different environments may produce entirely different value systems and the possibilities are curious to me and the curiosity is what led me to put this blog up.

My concepts of success have changed over the years and will probably continue to change. In the past, material gain was much of my concept of success. This is still there to some extent, but it has changed to include a more spiritual gain as well and this includes concepts of my faith and responsibilities to those around me. My concept of success is likely to continue to develop and change to include components that I have not previously thought of. As such I am curious about what you may mean with respect to merit. What merits success in your eyes?

At 1:22 PM, Blogger seaslover said...

Success is hard to define. For me, being successful is being able to survive on my own and not have to depend on anyone else. For others (like my ex-husband) it was how much money he could spend and how many "things" we had. I think if you are happy with yourself, you are always striving towards your dreams/goals/aspirations and not stagnating, then I would call that success. I think that the minute you begin to tread water and not go anywhere, you're going to get very tired or you're dead. At least if I'm out swimming and taking my chances with the sharks, then I know I am alive and working towards something. That something may change, but that's part of the adventure of life :) j


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