Can Sucess Be Measured With The Amount You Have In Your Bank account?

Canada
November 3, 2008 5:19am CST
Hello mylottians i usually ask myself this question if to be successful actually depends on how wealthy you are or how well you are faring in your profession. I do strongly beleive that success should lie more in how well you do affect others with your profession and not how much you earn doing something. Please mylottians i would welcome your ideas, sugesstions and responses to this discussion.
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@annierose (18946)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
If a person just want riches then I can say that he or she will have a definition of success just like what is written above. But if you will make a study, success isn't just lying about money matters. For me to be successful is to be satisfied with what you have. And to manifest that satisfaction, successful people shows it by having a positive outlook in life. The term success is very broad. Any people can be successful in his or her career but can be looser with other things such those things related to emotion and spirituality. A person who is having a high position in a company or have gains so many rewards cannot still be considered successful if he or she has a broken family. A famous model or artist cannot still be considered successful if he or she doesn't know God. For me, anyone can be considered successful if he or she is not just stable with his or her financial status but also have good relation to the Creator and knows the significance of loving and caring for other people. In addition, he or she can be considered successful also if in the long run he or she realized the essence of why he or she is existing on earth or in other words if that person determined what is his or her purpose in living.
• Canada
4 Nov 08
Thanks very much annie for your brilliant response to my discussion.. appreciate it
@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Money in the bank is one way of measuring success and by these standards I would fail abjectly because I have no money to my name. All I have as of the moment are some bananas which I planted on my brother's farm. Cheers!!
• Canada
4 Nov 08
Lol.. very funny response .. but i think the bananas you have can be your assets also that you can convert into money
@lou_66 (909)
3 Nov 08
i dont think success is totally about money. So therefore no. i thin it also includes relationships and other things which a person has acheived. I think success is about acheiving or gaining what you have set out to
• Canada
4 Nov 08
thanks lou i think you are right about sucess is not totally about money
@syfarisk (378)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 08
It's true that success is not all about money. But I do believe money contributes a lot to it. As in, not the money itself, but the possibilities that are open for you once you have money. Money provides you with that platform for greater success. So, yes, it plays a big role in making someone successful, but it's not all about money. If you look at the world now, success and being rich are related. Most successful people, are rich people. Not all, but the majority are. They don't have to be the richest person in the world, but successful people tends be rich ones. The basic definition of success is basically, when you have put in effort using your skills to achieve something, and you achieved it, meaning, you are successful in achieving whatever that is. Bill Gates is considered a successful businessman, from the fact he worked so hard to expand Microsoft. He channeled his computer skills in the path that leads him to success. His hardwork, also helped many other people improve their lives with the technology he marketed. In the process, he becomes rich. Same goes to Oprah Winfrey, she succeeded in changing so many lives through her show, and again, she is rich.
@n30wing (4768)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
No it's how you count your blessings, and how you share it with people, by your own way. It's not the money that counts alot, it is a blessing from God, so thank God for the blessing your having. Anyway Money can't be brought to heaven. It's how you share you blessing success here on earth and success in heaven. Have a nice day! God bless!
@vjayrao06 (107)
• India
4 Nov 08
I have no doubt about the correctness of cestkemi007's first opinion, i.e.,success should lie in how well you affect others by your work, provided earning money is not the only motto.My experience in social work of several years confirms this idea.I have not been very good at earning money, but I have the satisfaction that my social work has earned me many a friends and lots of goodwill. Even after I left the field several years ago, I find that they remember me with effection and love. If a person devotes himself to earning money only, he may be succesful and his family may be greatful to him. But why should others care? Of course, it depends on what you want: money or goodwill of your neighbours? ( neighbours in a wider sense as Jesus Christ tells in his famous parable, Good Samarittan.)
@subha12 (18450)
• India
4 Nov 08
it depends on the individual. for some, it is the money that is there in bank. but in most cases the main outcome is money