How should success be measured? By that measurement, who is the most successful person you know?

How should success be measured? By that measurement, who is the most successful person you know?
The measurement for being successful for me is how you really enjoy what ever you doing, you earn from that, you become financially stable from that, and you really like to become like that since you were young. And for me most of them are athletes, or coming from sports, like basketball players, football players, etc. how about you?

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Denis_P
For me, success is measured by your ability to be absolutely content with what you have, and the ability to keep all of your focus and attention on the present moment. Material wealth and success is fleeting. I don't know many people--in fact, I don't know any--who have found total satisfaction through wealth and material gain. They buy a new house, and a few months later they're doing renovations. They buy a new car, a few months later they have a second car, and then a third. And yet many of these people are depressed, numbing themselves with drugs and alcohol, constantly feeling as if what they have isn't enough. Those who can find joy in what they already have, those are the most successful people. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone like that. Even myself, I'm working on this virtue but I'm still caught up in wanting just as much as anyone else.
Posted by Denis_P on 03-24-2018
vinaya
Success basically means satisfaction and happiness. If you are happy with what you have you can call yourself successful. For instance, you have a job and you are satisfied and happy with your job, you are successful even though the job may be a watchman or a cleaner. You might be a CEO, yet you are not satisfied or happy with your position, then you are not successful.
Posted by vinaya on 03-28-2018
Corzhens
That is a very nice idea of success which is being happy and contented. I sometimes wonder why the owner of our bank is still working at her retirement age. Instead of wallowing in her success with the tons of money that she has work is still the priority. My salary is just fine and I am happy with what I earn from my employment. I am also happy with the family that I have. Contentment is in my heart so I can consider myself successful in life.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-12-2018
kingcool52
It will depend on a lot of people I guess. For some, they will measure success by how much they love what they are doing or whether or not they are doing what they actually love to do (their dream job for example). Other's might judge whether they are successful or not by how much money they are able to make and then spend on themselves and the ones they love. For me, I would probably judge success by the amount of money I make. I guess not everyone is like me but I feel that having money means that you can atleast enjoy life.
Posted by kingcool52 on 03-24-2018
Pixie
If I have achieved my goals then I can consider myself to be successful. Success is what motivates me to set higher targets and try to make the best of my abilities to reach my new goals. My aim is to be successful in all my projects. If my customers are 100 percent satisfied with the work I have delivered then I can consider myself to be successful.
Posted by Pixie on 03-24-2018
vinaya
Money cannot buy happiness, however, it is better to cry in a limousine than on a bicycle (anonymous). Let's be realistic. Success means you have the power to influence people. Success means you have resources to have anything you want. Success means you have every thing that you wished for.
Posted by vinaya on 03-28-2018
JB Fernandez
Success is when you finally fulfilled your dreams and your heart is filled with contentment. One of the few athletes that I looked up to is Michael Jordan. In terms of awards, earnings, achievements, surely he is the epitome of greatness.
Posted by JB Fernandez on 03-24-2018
Corzhens
For me, success is measured by the happiness that a person can get. Money is not the measure of happiness although money can buy happiness sometimes but not all the time. Achieving the position you have dreamed like being elected in the government or being appointed in the office, it may make you happy because you feel successful. But for how long will you be happy? Maybe until the time that you aspire for the next higher position. So maybe I can say that for me, the real indication of success is contentment.
Posted by Corzhens on 03-26-2018
vinaya
It is really hard to define success. If you watch people in higher position, you will always find yourself less successful and if you watch people in lower position, you will find yourself very successful. Currently, many people define success with money, power and position. If you have money, power, and position, you will be called successful. However, I believe money, power and position you have do not actually define your success.
Posted by vinaya on 03-27-2018
vivalavanda
The meaning of success differs from every person, we all have different perspectives on the meaning of success. Sometimes, having a lot of money is a success for some or doing a career that you really love, owning your dream car or buying a house for your loved ones. However, I think success is being contented and having a satisfaction on what you have and that will result to happiness.
Posted by vivalavanda on 03-29-2018
manmad
Success can have a lot of forms, because for a lot of people success is just having a business that can sustain your life, however for others success is achieving certain goals like becoming the number one in a sport or similar things.
Posted by manmad on 04-01-2018
Barida
I agree with you on the need for success to be measured on how good we feel when we do what we do. I've come to notice that there are set of people that are always excelling in what they do, while the reality is that they don't enjoy the kind of thing that they do. So, I look forward to success as way where we have fun doing what we do while making a whole lot of money out of it and a good example is about those that play the game of football.
Posted by Barida on 04-01-2018
chatbox
Measuring success is an individual thing but if I am to decide which people are successful, I'd make my choice based on the sphere of their control or influence. Hence, for me, the most successful people are big business owners who employ a large number of people and make a huge positive difference on the life and lifestyle of their employees and their families. Many of them actually start businesses for themselves and their own families but as their businesses grew and become more successful, these people moved up to the next level and shared their success and profits with their employees, and ultimately, with the community. Bill Gates is one example.
Posted by chatbox on 04-07-2018
jaymish
The world seems to measure success by material things. I don't think this is the way to go. You certainly need your money, the more the better. However the fact that you have does not make you more successful. I think life is a balance.You need money, you need family , you need loyal friends and purpose. Once you have them all in my opinion you are a success. For example I don't consider Tiger Woods and Donald Trump a sucess, though in the conventional sense they are because of their finances and career progression. Both seem to have no real love in their lives.
Posted by jaymish on 04-11-2018
jyy
I wouldn't always measure success by the very top people. However though, note the word "always". I mean, there could be situations that warrant it. Nonetheless, we all know people who have done well in a certain area, but haven't conquered the whole thing. For instance, the successful bookstore owner in a city isn't Barnes and Noble.
Posted by jyy on 04-12-2018
hermessantos
I define success as a combination of factors that result in a sense of contentment and mission accomplished. According to my profile, I have a mental list that tells me whether I succeeded or not.

Some of the points on the list include questions like:

Did I achieve the goal I had planned? Did I do this without compromising my integrity, honesty, and professionalism? Did I support and collaborate with others during the process? Did I do the right thing when I faced a dilemma? Was I a good person? If I had to do it all over again, would I do the same thing? If not, what did I learn?
Posted by hermessantos on 04-17-2018
NickJ
Most people will say it's measured by achievement. College degree, good job, etc. For others, it's having lived or having held your dream career at some point. There's also a group who would register success as being among the world's elite in some form or fashion.
Posted by NickJ on 05-02-2018
MomoStarr16
For me you can measure it by looking on how can you help people around you. Though it may means financially or physical effort, you can see how successful . By helping others, it only shows that you don't need anything at all and you have time to help other.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 07-12-2018
EfficientNinja
For me, success is different for every person. Every person has his own goal and interests. Every person would aim to be the best of those things but most people associate success with wealth. If they see that another person has a large house, they automatically associate it with success.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 07-15-2018
mitan143
True. Wealth, owning a large house, having a nice car, earning high salary, etc. are some basis of success to others whenever they see people associated with that kind of life style. But I'd like to agree with you that success is different for every person. It also depends on their satisfaction. But achieving goals is the best definition of success for me even in the smallest matter.
Posted by mitan143 on 11-04-2018
Anonymous
Sometimes I think these days success is measured by all the wrong factors. Money isn't the be all and end all. You might have a fancy house and a fancy car but always be at work and ultimately not be happy. I think life should be about having happy experiences with those you love, being healthy, being kind - those are more important to me to show someone is successful than the latest gadgets.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-22-2018
amelia88
Others have already hit the nail on the head and had similar feelings. Plenty of people are rich but incredibly unhappy. Money doesn't guarantee happiness, or kindness, or understanding. Money doesn't mean you have free time with the people you love - because you might be at work all the time!
Posted by amelia88 on 07-22-2018
quiet
Success ought to be a measure of understanding the world around you. I'm not talking about traditional intelligence, per se, but rather a sincerity of belief that you're willing to understand the values that you hold and understand the values of others. I can't speak about emotional satisfaction or any sort of true fulfillment because I'm not sure that these can be guaranteed to everyone, but I am confident that we each have the ability to better understand ourselves and each other in such a manner that we gain a greater appreciation for where we are, and wherever it is that we want to go.
Posted by quiet on 08-04-2018
mark86
Success can not be measured not by huge money you have, it is measured by how many people you helped and changed their lives. Thats the essence of success for me.
Posted by mark86 on 08-12-2018
stbrians
Success is when you achieve what goal you set to get. When the new born baby sits after several trials that is success. When you accomplish writing that blog means you are successful. If you plan it goes viral and it does , that is success.

Success is not being rich. There are do many people who became rich by chance and do not enjoy the riches. Success is not being powerful. Success is being in God's favour.
Posted by stbrians on 09-08-2018
mark86
That is right. Success is being with God. Some people forgot Him especially when that person has everything like more money and fame. That is reality of life. Other people was eaten by being rich and changed their attitudes into worst.
Posted by mark86 on 09-13-2018
stbrians
It is true. Without God. even with all wealth in the world, life is useless. You are like an empty vessel.
Posted by stbrians on 09-15-2018
superlicca
I agree that success is having a happiness and satisfaction with what you have in your life. Some people measure success in terms of wealth, fame, and power. I understand that these things can be part of your success but even if you have these but you are not happy and contented then, you still don't have the success in your life.
Posted by superlicca on 10-11-2018
bee.rthooyah
With all this being said that success is when you have found success and contentment. Is it possible that you have found happiness but not yet contented with life? What I'm saying is that, in my life right now I can basically say that Im happy with the way that it is going for me right now but there are so many things that I want to do especially in my careee and financial matters. Does contentment and happiness a prerequisuite to success? Life can be so complicated yet so simple. Life changes so fast that sucess is just a fleeting feeling and I find it hard to accept that sucess in life could be measured by material wealth because there are other factors such as spiritual, health, relationships, financial and career and many people would not find success in all these areas of life.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 10-18-2018
bee.rthooyah
With all this being said that success is when you have found success and contentment. Is it possible that you have found happiness but not yet contented with life? What I'm saying is that, in my life right now I can basically say that Im happy with the way that it is going for me right now but there are so many things that I want to do especially in my careee and financial matters. Does contentment and happiness a prerequisuite to success? Life can be so complicated yet so simple. Life changes so fast that sucess is just a fleeting feeling and I find it hard to accept that sucess in life could be measured by material wealth because there are other factors such as spiritual, health, relationships, financial and career and many people would not find success in all these areas of life.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 10-18-2018
Einalem
For me, success is measured by happiness. A fancy car and a luxurious house won't mean anything, not even fame and power. Success isn't measured by wealth and possessions, that's not what we should live for. I would say successful people are those who live their life to the fullest, wandering beyond the boundaries while having the best input to their storylines.
Posted by Einalem on 10-29-2018
vhinz
Success can be great or small depends on the standard of the person. Passing the exams is a success. When I finished college I considered that as a success. When I land in my first job that was also a success. Having a happy family is a success.
Posted by vhinz on 10-30-2018
jpk0007
I think that success is a relative term which has a different meaning for every person. I think that a successful person is a person who is able to live a life on his own terms, a person who is able to do whatever he loves to do in his life. Of course, education carrier and financial stability is also very important part of our life and success can also be measured through them but at the end of the day, your happiness does not depend on the education you received or the amount of money you are able to earn in your lifetime.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-01-2018
mitan143
They say that some of the common measures of success are wealth, job title, and happiness. Well for me, that can be true and the reality. It also depends to everyone on how they are going to measure their success. It is the satisfaction within yourself afterall. But honestly, it's hard to measure success and to define success when cognitive biases and external pressures get in the way of people realizing what they actually want in life towards achieving meaningful goals.
Posted by mitan143 on 11-04-2018
nekonieden
I think success for me is to be able to depend on yourself like without others help. You have enough financial support for yourself as you also help your parents and sibling by supporting what they need until your siblings become independent.
Posted by nekonieden on 11-05-2018
hstinscdln
I am someone who plans things. I always set a goal. If I don't reach it, I failed. If I do, then congratulations to me. It's that simple. I set simple small goals to make the goal easier. My long term goals are already in set and I have yet to decide a path again. A backup plan is set too already and a backup plan is always a must.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-10-2018
bee.rthooyah
Succes is being happy and at peace with God and youtself regardless of the situation that we are in at the moment. If you know yourself and who you are and know the life's purpose that God has made for you and you dedicate your time and energy in achieving your purpose. Then there is no way that you are not going to be successful. Spend the precious time of yours in performing your purpose that way you are already sucessful no matter what.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 11-19-2018
Alymae
Success for me is being happy with what you have and doing what you can. If you are truly happy with what you have, then, you are a successful person. Success is hard-earned and could not be easily obtained. As for me, it is a state of mind. I also believe that whether you win or you lose you succeed as long as you did your best in what life throws at you.
Posted by Alymae on 11-30-2018