Are you a success? Relationship

  • View author's info Author posted on Mar 29, 2006 04:48


    i am just curious as to how many people think they are successes and how many do not. why do you think you are successful... or why don't you consider yourself to be a success.
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  • View author's info posted on Apr 29, 2006 06:53


    Success is in the eye of ones self. If a person has no regrets and is happy with the life that they have chosen then that is success. If you can look at your mistakes and learn from them and then realize that they helped make the person you see in the mirror. And you are happy with that person at that time then to me you are a great success. So with that said I am a great success at this time but there is always room for me to improve and try to keep reaching higher.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 08, 2006 06:01


    Hey Stillme...Interesting topic here my friend! Thought I would share this with you from my BeliefNet Inspiration today...

    Today's Quote
    There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
    -Christopher Morley
  • View author's info posted on Apr 06, 2006 18:45


    I think I am now. I have finally made it to a place in life where I know I can make other people's lives better. Whether it is helping a new mother bring a new life into the world....or holding the hand of a frightened dying person. I know I make a difference.

    Donna
  • View author's info posted on Apr 06, 2006 14:03


    Well...

    I am a riches to rags story. No biggie really. I think my happiness factor increased a good one hundred fold in the process.

    Success is subjective. I like to take it day by day.

    AJ
  • View author's info posted on Apr 04, 2006 18:04


    Angelrider800 write:
    Bugger, I'm definitely impressed with your response! :)


    Thanks, every now and again I get lucky. :)

    afterall, am only human.
    I'm doing ok, in my book. :)

    And that's what its all about.


    stillme67 write:
    i try to at least be better than i was the day before. don't always accomplish it, but i try.

    Stillme67 I just noticed that your nic seems to follow in line with that philosphy. Thanks for the good words. Your question was a good one, deserving of thought. One day at at time brother, as long as the effort is there to succeed, and do right by others, it doesn't matter what the level of success is.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 03, 2006 13:09


    buggerbender - man u took the words right outta my head! success to me is a constantly moving mark from one day to the next. some days i feel like i have hit the mark, others i think i am just patting myself on the back for so-so accomplishments, and still other days it seems that mark of success is a million miles away. but it's something that i truly work at everyday. i try to at least be better than i was the day before. don't always accomplish it, but i try.

    to all the others that posted responses, they are all great answers. thanks for taking the time to post.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 03, 2006 07:53


    buggerbender write:
    This morning I once again succeeded at making it out of bed for yet another day. Yesterday I did the same thing. So success to me is measurable to the base-line standard with which we all set our goals. Sometimes one day at a time, other times a life long commitment. I have been many places and seen many things, some of which I smile each time I think back, others I simply wish I could purge from my memories forever. I've done allot in my life, more than most, not as much as some. I have knowledge in my head, some of which I often wonder if I will ever really use. But I also have so many more questions about so many things. I have plenty of paper adorning my wall with my name on it, yet I still need to go to the store, since once again my cupboards lie bare. Some days I look into the mirror and wonder just who it is staring back at me, other days I simply say hello to an old friend, and compadre as we discuss the day's goals with one another. I have given others reason to laugh and to smile, yet I have sat alone in darkness and wept like a child. My glass is forever half full, but I am forever persistent to remain a work in progress. For complacency is my waterloo, and final accomplishment my eventual demise.

    Successful, me? "Yes" and "no" I suppose. I'm happy, and content with where I am, and with who I am, but that's not to say I won't continue to reach just a little bit higher at the same time. After all, I did manage to get my shoes on the right feet this morning, so life after all is indeed good...

    Bugger, I'm definitely impressed with your response! :)

    I guess success is a personal idea...am I a success....hmmmm...I've succeeded in a lot of things, and failed in a few as well....I, afterall, am only human.
    I'm doing ok, in my book. :)
  • View author's info posted on Apr 03, 2006 06:52


    yes, i consider myself a success....i'm still alive and able to fuction, i'm not out in the rain, not in jail and my children are grown and are wonderful parents to their babies....yes-i will say i succeeded...i don't have a fancy house, car, bike or alot of money in the bank, but thru it all i found i still had the ability to love and be loved.....wouldn't change it for the world.....nice topic

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  • View author's info posted on Apr 02, 2006 11:17


    This morning I once again succeeded at making it out of bed for yet another day. Yesterday I did the same thing. So success to me is measurable to the base-line standard with which we all set our goals. Sometimes one day at a time, other times a life long commitment. I have been many places and seen many things, some of which I smile each time I think back, others I simply wish I could purge from my memories forever. I've done allot in my life, more than most, not as much as some. I have knowledge in my head, some of which I often wonder if I will ever really use. But I also have so many more questions about so many things. I have plenty of paper adorning my wall with my name on it, yet I still need to go to the store, since once again my cupboards lie bare. Some days I look into the mirror and wonder just who it is staring back at me, other days I simply say hello to an old friend, and compadre as we discuss the day's goals with one another. I have given others reason to laugh and to smile, yet I have sat alone in darkness and wept like a child. My glass is forever half full, but I am forever persistent to remain a work in progress. For complacency is my waterloo, and final accomplishment my eventual demise.

    Successful, me? "Yes" and "no" I suppose. I'm happy, and content with where I am, and with who I am, but that's not to say I won't continue to reach just a little bit higher at the same time. After all, I did manage to get my shoes on the right feet this morning, so life after all is indeed good...
  • View author's info posted on Mar 31, 2006 00:48


    I sat here staring at this topic, trying to define success. I see this as being relative to each person's self image as well as what they want from life. I have not married a billionaire super model yet, so maybe I am not a complete success, but I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a wonderful daughter, who is a happy child. This is all the success I require
  • View author's info posted on Mar 30, 2006 10:12


    Yes and no! Its all about perspective. While I have been successful in surviving my lifes particular twists and turns--(I did a 180 from the destructive path I was on)--there are a few goals I have not achieved. I feel more like a "Work In Progress" always changing, ever evolving, and working toward meeting my goals. It always makes life more interesting if you strive to have fun along the way--so that is what I make sure I do. I feel I am still relatively young, so I have a lot of rules to break yet!
  • View author's info posted on Mar 29, 2006 16:45


    stillme67 write:
    i am just curious as to how many people think they are successes and how many do not. why do you think you are successful... or why don't you consider yourself to be a success.

    Well I will tell you when you tell meeee...lmfao you go first!!
  • View author's info posted on Mar 29, 2006 08:58


    you ARE feeling full of yourself this morning, aren't you, love? LOL....but this girl won't complain about your big head....glad it is a good day!
  • View author's info posted on Mar 29, 2006 06:20


    Define success? The thickness of a your Wallet, relationships, your family?? The % are successful, we dot are eyes & cross are T's in this game of life. What one calls successful another might call it failure. When people with few words, get big results, i think that's success?? People should walk into a room with there heads held high & there shoulders forward, looking others in the eye & be respect full. Most of the time that will remove the other % in our life's. Chit yal I'm successfully, were here aren't we????

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  • View author's info posted on Mar 29, 2006 05:30


    Yes I think I am a success. My x husband made about $100,000 yearly// I walked away from it. I make less that that and I live in an expensive area but I pay my own bills with my own paycheck and live on my own terms. I saved up money in a savings account for my bike and paid cash for it. I am independent, happy and got a pretty good life. I have something that money can never buy...
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