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Noel Oco

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What Inspires You to Succeed in Life?

What Inspires You to Succeed in Life? Why do you want to succeed? Who inspires you to succeed? What is your definition of Success?

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  • Nov 7 2012: I used to have this notion that success is rooted in being able to achieve all the levels in Maslows Hierarchy of Needs. Over the years, however, my definition of success have changed. Today, success means making a difference in your life or in somebody else's, no matter how little. Success means you know what you want, you set goals and you take the steps to reach that goal of yours. Cliche as it may sound like, my inspiration to succeed is my family. Someday, when I go down the memory lane, I want to look back knowing my parents are proud of me, I want them smiling and saying " I did a great job in raising my daughter".
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      Nov 7 2012: You are on your way to your success Reda Regina by focusing on what you want to achieve in life to make your parents proud of you.

      "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ― Robert H. Schuller
  • Nov 3 2012: My inspiration for succeeding is independence; not to rely on others, whenever possible. I want to succeed because I love to learn. I am my own inspiration. My definition of success is feeling happy and satisfied that I did something well.
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      Nov 5 2012: Yes Maureen. Doing something well is a good motivation to succeed in life. There are many opportunities to help this world a better place.Keep up the good work.
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    Nov 5 2012: Hi Noel,
    He says it much better than I can express...

    Success
    To laugh often and much;
    To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
    To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
    To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

    Success, is to be the very best I can be in each and every single moment, with curiosity, unconditional love, an open heart and mind ready to receive information for the purpose of learning, growing and evolving in this earth school. It is the life cycle and all participants, which inspires to succeed, just as it is success that inspires the life cycle in a beneficial way for me as an individual, and at the same time contributing to the whole:>)
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      Nov 5 2012: Thank You Colleen for sharing your inspiration from Mr. Emerson. Keep up the good work on making this world a better place to help others become the best they can be.
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    Nov 13 2012: What Inspires You to Succeed in Life? Why do you want to succeed? Who inspires you to succeed? What is your definition of Success?
  • Nov 10 2012: Sharing ideas and learning from others and trying through Ted.com and other venues to bring the vast mass of humanity forwards; also hanging with my family and friends.
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    Nov 5 2012: My thoughts ranged from altristic to selfcentered, from the sublime to the ridiculess, and everything inbetween. When it is all boiled down we act to survive and ensure the survival of our immediate families. Laslow had it pretty much in a box.

    I work to provide food and shelter for my family and what else I can provide to enhance our lives and ensure our security.

    I have achieved these goals when my family aspires to a better life through education and a firm foundation in who they are and can differentuate between wants and needs.

    All the best. Bob.
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      Nov 5 2012: Hi Robert, there is nothing wrong to help our families as an inspiration to succeed. Keep up the great work to make a difference in the lives of your family by becoming an inspiration to them in your own way.
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    Nov 5 2012: My inspiration to succeed is the wealth of talent and resources that God has invested in me. Everything in the world is meant to express the glory of the maker. I want to succeed because good success brings joy like a mountain climber's summit view; I'm inspired by love, lovers and the beauty of living.
    Success is living a life of service to God and humanity; and having equally selfless and exemplary successors.
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      Nov 5 2012: Thank you for sharing your inspiring motivation to succeed Feyisayo. You can do it! God bless you on your journey.
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      Nov 5 2012: Very true Steven. Thank you for sharing. So, what inspire you to succeed yourself?
  • Nov 3 2012: Many things.

    Initially it was survival and fear of failure. It progressed to trying to be the best at my given profession. It further evolved to improve the profession. Now it has further evolved to attempting to make sure the next generation in my profession has all of what they need to be successful and compete with the world.

    The challenge now seems to be to find the best way to accomplish professional and personal goals with the time I have left in the profession, deciding which challenges I can meet in this amount of time, and where my time can best be spent.
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      Nov 5 2012: I agree with you Robert that sometimes our professional and personal goals can be conflicting unless we figure out how to have both of them compliment each other. As for time, it is a matter of deciding to choose between starting a new venture or being active to an existing organization you like to share your time, talent and treasure to make this world a better place.
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    Nov 3 2012: It is:

    Keeping DNA alive ==> VALID happiness ==> To succeed.

    Or, no human in the world.
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      Nov 5 2012: All the best to your mission in life Ying of keeping the DNA alive :) It is a good cause.
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      Nov 5 2012: Thank you for sharing the Video Pat. Personally, what inspires your to succeed?
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        Nov 5 2012: A purpose, goals, autonomy, and money in that order.
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          Nov 5 2012: Great Pat! In other words, can I say that you want an autonomous purposeful goal that generates an income?