Success in life means money

@emdjay23 (1575)
Philippines
January 12, 2012 1:59pm CST
Do you believe that success can only be measured on how money you can make and how much money you earn? I found a similar article that tell you that your successful because you have a lot of money.. As for me, I don't believe it.. success cannot be measured on money alone.. there are certain aspects in life that measures success..such as the successful life with GOD, Family, Friends, Business, Relationship.. What is your opinion about it..?
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41 responses
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
15 Jan 12
As for me, Success is a "feeling" compared to happiness, love, contentment, satisfaction ,accomplishment, achievement and reputation! Money is just a factor of success! Some are natural in our environment, like love, family and spiritual faith, all you have to do is nourish and make it grow to feel successful!
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
15 Jan 12
Yes, I agree sometimes we need to develop more things to be able to say that we are successful..
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
yes it is! And in addition to this discussion i can say that SUCCESS is not steady feeling, for example " today your successful,tomorrow you want greater or success!"
@drow1212 (169)
• United States
14 Jan 12
No, but money by and large does define a significant share of it.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
somehow, people try to look at you based on your money and it only adds on your definition of life..
@drow1212 (169)
• United States
14 Jan 12
That is true, people with money get privileges above people without... also people with money get famous just cause they have lots of money even if they do nothing but hoard it.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
hi there emdjay23, indeed it is true that success cannot be measured alone on money. as this is only one way to success. hence, what you have mentioned are the factors which can determine a success. having a successful life with God, having a loving family, and friends, having a good running business and a great relationship, these are the factors that can be a part of success plus if you will add up having a lot of money, then, that person is really consider a very successful one. however, in my situation, for the meantime, i really need to earn. as a result, my life will be that successful if i have already earned the amount of money that i am aiming to have.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Me too, I do really need to earn more to be able to feed my family, but I always make sure that I won't forget that GOD gave me money to help others, sometimes people do forget their own purpose they were just so busy gaining it without even know how to spend it according to GOD's rules..
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
In connection with the response that I have stated, over and above all, I am lifting up everything to God. That I always acknowledge all the things I am doing and have been done to God as He is my constant companion in all of my businesses and my way on how to earn more.
@albto_568 (1269)
• Costa Rica
13 Jan 12
Success depends on the goals you are reaching you are reaching for, if your goal is to make as much money as you can, then getting money is success for you, this of course, is a very shallow goal, at least, in my opinion, and it always leaves you one step behind of someone else, since, there is always someone with more money. I think that success can be seen as one aspect only, but as a reunion of several aspects, that makes a whole personality, and there are those you mention, the relationship with God, whatever our view about Him, with friends and family, and our own personal fullfilment in work, and, giving money its right place in the equation, as a means, and not an end.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Maybe for some people the way of reaching their goals is by means of money.. But I believe that it won't be money at all.. God wont ask you when you die how much money did you earn but instead with those money did you help someone, or money as a tool did you serve your fellow men.. did you offer some help with those money..
@albto_568 (1269)
• Costa Rica
20 Jan 12
I believe that the real measure for success, is not how much money you did, but, how happy and satisfied are you with your life. Do you think that you fulfilled the reason for what you are here?, that´s the question that we all should do to ourselves, every once in a while.
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 12
Wealthy man? - He (rather me many years ago) looks it, doesn't he. Photo by Peter Kingsford.
There are certain widely recognised indicators of success in life...money/possessions; social/professional status; success; and so on. But as you say...there are deeper indicators, and for me the most important is one's relationship with God. As a Christian, I believe that it doesn't matter how much you achieve in this life, if you don't have a relationship with God, in the end, what do they mean? After all, can you take them with you? I'm not saying it's bad to have money; far from it; also, status, success; even fame, they can all be wonderful. But for me personally they would mean little...if I didn't have a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Definitely, A strong relationship with God is the best tool to survive in this world.. So many problems arising and people tend to indulge themselves with those problems but they always forget that GOD is always with them.. I have faced so many problems in life..(money, family etc..) but I never forget to ask the LORD for guidance, to give me courage to face all that.. I know I can't take my money when I die.. but my spiritual aspects in life I can.. Uncertainties is nice is crucial, that why GOD will always make it CERTAIN..
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 12
I agree 100%. I have had many problems too; like you also money. I have had health problems; problems with success. But God is always with me. He loves His children.
@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jan 12
I think success is in the eyes of happy and healthy children, a decent roof over your head, health and happiness in yourself. None of these cost money. Good friends and ones that will give you a good reports. Those don't cost money. And most people want to have a good opinion with their God. That doesn't cost any money either. All these things measure the most important success.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
12 Jan 12
Yes its true.. if you know that you are secured enough in your life.. I mean having a decent roof to live in, a healthy and happy children..happiness for your self and your family..that thing can be called successful.. None the less all of these require money..Thanks
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 12
That is true.
12 Jan 12
In my opinion Success means fulfilling our dreams. I mean those dreams which benefit to people too.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
13 Jan 12
You are right.
13 Jan 12
Thank you very much Mr. as2006. Have a good day!
@indi15 (883)
• India
18 Jan 12
You are so correct emdjay, success cannot be measured in terms of money only . Money is not everything i life but it is ofcourse important to buy a lot many things. all the things are important to lead a happy life.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Yes, As we all know that money has a big part on so many things,..but it is not the basis of everything.
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Success vary with other people, They may find that they're successful if they have tons of money. But as for me, Being successful in life doesn't mean it has to be money. I think that i'm successful with my studies, family and friends. I feel successful when i passed my Examination for nurses. I feel successful when i married my husband. LOL. But, i still think money really do plays a very important role in being successful in other things in life.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
That's true a successful person is not about money all the time, being successful affects all areas in our lives, any aspects of it affects us. and somehow we can't hide it that money plays a vital role in everyday life.. Thanks..
@KrauseHome (33259)
• United States
17 Jan 12
Personally for me, if money was the only thing that meant Success, there would be very few successful people in this world. To me success is much more than this. Success is someone who has physical disabilities and able to do things around that even when it is challenging, success is being able to stay married even when everyone around you is divorcing, success is just being able to hold a job, and do things like raise a family, keep a home, etc. If success meant just money they would be a lot less successes in life for sure.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
that is also true, I admire disabled people who can still work for their living. there are several factors to be considered successful depending on a person's preferences.. Thanks
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
I don't count money is the success in life but having a great family, love and happiness. Money is only a sort of something for us to live not for being happy in this life. Having many money in life has many troubles sometimes depending on our situation. Because money give us worries everyday and no peace of mind...
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
Me too.. I guess for some money became the basis of their own success..I would agree with you that money sometimes gives us a headache especially, budgeting and other stuff.. and sometimes money can became crime..
@millertime (1398)
• United States
16 Jan 12
Money can be, and frequently is, used as a measure of success, but the old adage "money can't buy happiness" still holds true. There are a lot of rich people that aren't happy in life and don't necessarily consider themselves successful. No matter how much money one has, if they haven't achieved what they want in life, they aren't successful. To me, if one is satisfied and enjoy their life, they are successful.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
Very true even rich people do have problems on their own, they won't call themselves successful..I agree that no matter how many money you have you will not yet be considered as successful until such time you have achieved all aspects in your life.. Thanks..
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
15 Jan 12
I strongly believe that success in life can never be measured by only money. It is true that money plays a vital role for everything in life but it is not the only criteria for being successful in life.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
15 Jan 12
That's true it is not the only criteria and even basis if we are going to say that we are successful.. there are way more things to consider before you will claim that you are successful..
• Mexico
15 Jan 12
You cannot tell someone is not successful based on a lack of money, but you can do it the way around. I mean, if someone has money, it is sure he's successful, at least on the financial field.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
15 Jan 12
Maybe a person can be successful in one aspect of his/her life..its in Financial aspect.. but as we all know the true meaning of success is that all aspects of ones life is affected such as emotional, spiritual, physical, mental, financial, and others..
@anil02 (2886)
• India
14 Jan 12
Hello, I am agree with you.Money is only one means of success. With money peace of mind,health, family, society is also important. But is these for more over person the only aim is to earn maximum money they can. Although they have not time to enjoy with this money.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Hi Anilo, Somehow it goes with the saying that if you have everything they you are successful.. but sometimes its not just the basis of it.. it just adds up into your life to be successful..
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Hi emdjay, most people will answer that success in life is not counted by money and I certainly agree! ^^ There are just things that money can't buy and we all know it right? I am not saying though that money is not important because I know very well that it is. It's just that it is not everything. I do believe that we can genuinely be happy without it ^^
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
I would also agree with that.. We can always be happy without it, but as we all know we needed it but it's not the real measurement of success..:)
@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
13 Jan 12
I don't believe that money makes you successful. I mean now a days you can make money doing anything you are willing to do. Then you have people saying you aren't successful because of the way you make money. I believe people without a lot of money are successful. Like if you have a decent job, a family, some friends and so on then you would be more successful in my mind than someone who is super rich or something like that. I think success depends on what you do with your life and why you pushed for that goal.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
That is also true.. Being successful has facets to look into, and sometimes this facets requires money but it doesn't necessarily mean that if you have achieve or good in something it does mean that you're successful.. Sometimes we forgot that simple things and a simple life can be accountable to being successful..
• Jamaica
13 Jan 12
I love this topic. And thank you Emdjay23 for such wonderful discussion. Am sorry however to be a naysayer, 'cause i notice that everyone here is in agreement with the author. When you are a man, you see things differently. women are appreciated for the little things they do in life. Men however are appreciated for what materialism he can offer someone, including his woman. And while some women will stay with a man rich or poor, none will stay in a relationship that doesn't grow financially. You guys also named health, business, relations, a home, friends, and other achievements as measurement for success but none of the above can be achieved without money. The body is also physiological which requires money: food, clothes, shelter and other necessities. Children also subconsciously identify adults' success with money. Someone who has wealth and little character is often much more respected than the average man with many virtues. His bad character is easily hidden by his fortunes and if not hidden overlooked. I may be somewhat tempted to agree that success may not be entirely linked to the dollar but life has proven otherwise. Just look around you without bias and be forthright and truthful in your assessment.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Thank you too for responding to this.. Very much appreciated.. Yes, I agree with you that men and women have different perspective about money, and somehow man need to be financially stable to be able to do so many things such as offer something to someone or anything.. I am also aware that those things that we've mentioned are needed to be able to survive and that money is one great factor in achieving it.. You know what here in the Philippines, money is a very important tool to survive, sometimes people judge you according to your appearance, they will tell you who's poor and who's not.. Somehow some people who are less fortunate to have money can't go the malls because others may think that they will rob something from the store or whatever.. Seeing so many things around us that we aren't aware that somehow money is a way to live.. I see things on broad perspective and I guess that thing manages my assessment.. Thank you
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
hello em, Same with you, I do not believed that success is all about money. Success for me means contentment and happiness in life. What money could bring us when we are not happy and contented with our lives. What money could give us when we do not have peace of mind right? So, money is not everything in this world.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Hi jai, that is so true.. happiness and success can be measured if you are contented with your life not just money alone.. thanks
• United States
13 Jan 12
I think when it comes to having a successful life, everyone will have a different answer. Being successful means different things to everyone. I am a stay at home mom. To me being successful is for my girls to be taken care of, happy, and educated. Also if my husband is taken care and happy. To someone else who is driven by their career, a successful life would be how far they go in their career. Basically, everyone has a different opinion of what being successful them is. It all amounts to what your goals are.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
I just hope that all of the mothers will always think for the benefit of their children.. Some mom are too busy earning money for their family without even noticing that their children need something more.. ( a FAMILY)..