• Susan Pattis

What Does Success Mean to You? (Part VII)

Updated: Jul 30



People who have tasted several failures or lessons in life can truly understand the definition of success. The most popular measures of success are happiness, good health, security, friends, peace of mind, good family relationship, awareness, humility, and hope. If you can keep track of these points annually, you can truly become successful in the game of life. No one becomes successful in life with all the things going well. The one who survives through all the ups and downs holds the master key to success.


Donald’s View of Success

For me, the definition of success will vary from person to person. My success may not be a ‘success’ in your eyes and vice-versa. Success is just a state of mind; as long as you are happy and satisfied with what you have in your life, you are successful! I write everything in my diary that is supposed to be done or completed that day. Journaling helps me maintain the regularity and uniformness of my work. I respect time, and that is my most significant success.


Pang’s View of Success

My daily schedule has these things lined up: I look for insight into my company and talk to people to improve its revenue and growth; I read the newspaper daily; I study courses online for my MBA; I believe in learning from every other person. I do not count success in money, power, or awards. For me achieving self-satisfaction after being productive each day is more like a success. Yes! I am productive every day, and hence I am successful. I hope you and your readers like my perception.


Mary’s View of Success

Many people think success is money, owning extravagant things, and not having any problems. That is very far from the truth. I am what someone would consider successful, I even call myself successful, but I am successful to a different standard than others. I live in a mansion, own a profitable business, and have several million dollars at my disposal. I’ve got a Cadillac and a Jaguar, and I just bought my fiancé his dream Jeep for his birthday. But to me, that is not what I consider successful. I am successful because I am myself. I get to go to work and do things that I love. I get home after work to my three beautiful dogs and my sexy fiancé, who supports my career and stays home with our kids. I get to have the luxury of us all being healthy, and I am beyond blessed to be pregnant. I am not saying I'm not grateful for the mansion and the money I have. I look at myself every day to acknowledge that I am beyond blessed to have the houses, cars, business, and money. But to me, success isn’t gaining money. It’s getting through life with the people you love and support.


Florence’s View of Success

How to be successful? Chasing money and fame will leave out many other vital areas of life. Family, romantic relationships, academics, and athletics are just a few areas where people may strive for success. Individual definitions of success may vary, but many might define it as being fulfilled, happy, safe, healthy, and loved. Success is the ability to reach your goals in life, whatever those goals may be.


To Be Continued.