Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mango Blog-The Meaning of Success

Please answer the following question-make sure to also comment on at least one other person's opinion in your own reflection.

What does it mean to be successful? Where did you get this ideal from?

8 comments:

Tyler B. said...

I think there are different types of success. Such as academically, money wise, or any other aspect in your life. When I'm 90 I want to be able to look back at life and ask my self these questions. Did I provide the best opportunities for my kids? Was I the best husband I could for my wife? And did I remain close to my faith for my whole life? If I can say yes to all these questions I'll call is successful.

MeganL. said...

I believe success can come in many forms. You can be mentally, physically or profitably successful. To be mentally successful I have to feel like I have achieved a certain mental level of thinking. I have to "learn to much" to feel successful. Also I think the belief in religion helps me to be mentally successful. To be physically successful either with sports or gaining the idea body type. I believe that being physically successful is also having the ability to take care of and maintain my well-being. In the "real word" everyone hears that people are rich or profitably wise. They chose a job early on that should and will be able to pay for their lifestyle. Not only do they make a certain profit to live on they spend and save money wisely. More than anything being successful, to me, means living my life to the fullest and achieving everything I want to and to just have fun in life.

Kira E. said...

In my mind, success is a variety of things. You can measure success by money, how smart you are, how far you made it towards what you told yourself you would make it to and many other things. For me I think you are successful if you make it to what you said/thought you would make it to when you were deciding what you wanted to do with your life. If you make a lot of money along the way, it just adds to it but that’s beside the point. I get this idea from what I personally will do when I decide what I’m going to do when I’m older. I think it will help figure out if imp successful later in life.

CalebP. said...

Success is “the achievement of something planned or attempted.” That came from the dictionary on Microsoft word. I don’t necessarily agree with this statement. Success could be totally unplanned, but a series of events that fall into your favor. This could happen in many different fields. In the business world, you could totally do something different than you have always wanted to do, but it works out in the end. Your social life can work its self out and you wonder how it happened. I just hope I find the right one the first time and keep it that way and I would call that success. Having a good and healthy relationship with my children would be success. Finally, if my religion helps my life while I’m here and I can spend the rest of time chillin’ after my time here is complete, than that’s another W to put in the record books.

Andrew. H said...

Im my opinion sucsess is what you you want it to be, if your poor and homless you can still see your self as sucsessful somehow but still you could. Yet for me Sucess is not all about myself, I take it as how not only I view myself as a person but how other people view me. For example, in sports anybody can go out and shoot and after say you can play, but for somebody else to walk by see you playing and say "wow he is good" that brings a whole nother level of sucess.

Hannah G. said...

There are millions of ways to be what the world views as "successful". But I believe there are very few, true, and whole ways to being successful. People view riches as success, but to me, that form of success seems empty and meaningless. When we are stripped of all the materialistic things of this world, then we will know the full meaning of success. To me, success is through God. Success is done with those you adore and helping others with loving, pure, and purposeful hearts.

matt r. said...

I think there are many different types of success, such as in school, your life, amd what you achive in your life. I think that if you can say that you went through school acheived what you want, and have become what you want then you have succeded.

KateriT. said...

To be successful, i belive you have to be willing. You must be willing and have a real passion for what it is your doing. You got to want to do it, In order for to become successful in the first place. If your willing and you give hard effort and work into something you do then at the end it will be all worth it. The late hours, the extra hard work or any other technique out there,just to ensure that you do a well done job at the end. With that being said, there for you are more successful. I get such an idea from my teachers. It seems to me that a teacher can be consider a very successful person. For achiving there goals and willing to get up everyday to do something they love to do. But not just my teachers any reliable person who has a good study job and an education can be consider successful.