What does success mean and how is it measured?

Pasig, Philippines
August 7, 2008 8:53am CST
Success could mean different things to different people. In a recent re-evaluation of my personal goals and life desires, I have decided to make a career change in order to spend more time with my family instead of my business. My definition of success has completely changed. I am curious what everyone else measures their success by? Is it money? Status? Health? Family? Friends? Big House?
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• United States
16 Aug 08
Success is when you've reached all of your goals. Family is important to me as well as my own well being. I just hope that one day I will be able to breathe comfortably. These days I'm just filled with stress and annoyance for everything around me. I'd also like to have some of my writing featured around the world. That would be cool.
@redchase (347)
8 Aug 08
i think that if at the end of my life i can say that i provided well for my children, had them become good people in the world, had a good career, motivated a good couple of people to reach their potential,maybe done some volunteering and crafting, had good friends and family, and had a little place for myself to enjoy the end of my life peacefully and happily, i think id consider myself very successful.
• India
8 Aug 08
success means how much u had achieved in your life and how long does it took u to achieve it, it is measured what u are after a few years from now on
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Great topic. Personally, I believe success is supposed to be subjective. I beg people not to imitate other people's definition of success. I am reminded of one member of royalty who decided to become a commoner. I salute this gesture it is one realization of the advise: "To thy own self be true." Cheers :)