The Definition of Success

In my opinion - the definition of success is measured in the happiness you receive from it.

I had a client who lived in a box on the street. In his eyes he was successful because that is what he wanted. That is what made him happy, there fore he was successful.

Whats your definition of success?

retiredfather retiredfather
61-65, M
12 Responses Feb 11, 2009

i think people feel successful when they are satisfied with what they get or do, and happy about their lives..but that's a hard thing to do, everyone think being successful is getting ur dream job or have a lot of money, but without being happy from within, these things are useless...i hope everyone reaches inner peace and be happy with their lives ..& successful

i think people feel successful when they are satisfied with what they get or do, and happy about their lives..but that's a hard thing to do, everyone think being successful is getting ur dream job or have a lot of money, but without being happy from within, these things are useless...i hope everyone reaches inner peace and be happy with their lives ..& successful

My definition of success is probably along the lines of good friends, a comfortable abode, enough money to live and then some to do what you want when you want, help others out and generally being happy and fulfilled. Sounds lame but it's a start :)

DR- it's ok.

RF I said I did NOT disagree!

Forgive me for asking, but, are you a therapist?

That's fine. If we all agreed, there would be no progress.

I do not disagree with you as to one of the measures of success, but it could also be measured by whay you accomplish for the betterment of another being or other beings.<br />
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I also have heard it defined as how your kids talk about you when they don't know you can hear! I think that's a nice way, also.

Follow your dreams Alex.

runnigirl,<br />
Thank you for your input. Hope you feel better.

i also believe success is measured by happiness. i think that being able to say you have the life you want, whatever that may be, is a wonderful gift, and that is true success, the best possible kind.

Your entitled.