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Ajay Patel

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What is Success?

This is a very vague question but there can be multiple answers from many different viewpoints.

Is success when you accumulate enough money and have enough money to support yourself? Is success when you accumulate enough money and have enough money to support yourself and a family? Is success when you have goals and achieve them? Is success just having goals?

There are many different viewpoints on success and I am just curious on what everybody has to say and offer.

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    Mar 30 2013: Success is achieving a goal.
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        Mar 31 2013: Not necessarily.
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          Mar 31 2013: Pat, The age old argument is, if I seek to become the best lawyer in town and am finally recognized as such ... but have become a drunk, my wife divorced me, and my kids hate me ... am I a success because I achieved the goal of being the best lawyer in town?
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        Mar 31 2013: I hear you Bob.

        But does that diminish the need for goals and purpose?

        The individual will want to have goals across all of life including towards God. Yes I believe in God but I am not a Christian.

        The most successful people financially typically do not have the goal of making a lot of money. Instead they understand the purpose of the business is to aid in the survival of the customer and do so by giving the customer more than they paid for. So in this most extreme situation where people often think that it is a case of zero sum game, it is not.

        All goals should be towards greater survival for the greatest number. It is true that a large percentage of people push for the opposite and become interested in gain for self at the expense of others but this does not lead to long term survival for even themselves.
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        Mar 31 2013: Thanks Don, me and the rest of the heathens will try and get by.
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        Apr 1 2013: Happy Easter

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