I have gone to the internet to search for the Success as defined by the Successful People.

The important Success Measurements as revealed are:
– Getting respect and love from people that you care (even at old age)
– Allocating more time to care and help people

Spend time with people whom you care and love, and also to extend a helping hand to others.

DID YOU USE YOUR TIME WISELY
In the last 10 years, did you spend most of your time working? Probably yes for most people.
For the next 10 years, do you still want to spend most of your time working? Would you be working till old age, 65 and beyond?

People are striving hard to get ahead of life. People are working hard because they want to feed their families and to bring a better lifestyle for them and their families . People worked hard because they have financial commitments. People worked hard because…. (the list goes on).

People have their own reasons to work and to work hard.

Would you be using your next 20 years of time working for the $$$
and chasing after the $$$?

 

WHAT ARE THEIR SUCCESS DEFINITION
(as adopted from the internet)

Warren Buffett’s lesson about true success  

“I know people who have a lot of money.  And they get testimonial dinners and hospital wings named after them.  But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them.  When you get to my age, you’ll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.  That’s the ultimate test of how you’ve lived your life.”

Robert Louis Stevenson said,

“That man (or woman) is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men (and women) and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”


Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School (HBS)
on people who under-invest in their families and over-invest in their careers:

“Over the years I’ve watched the fates of my HBS classmates from 1979 unfold; I’ve seen more and more of them come to reunions unhappy, divorced, and alienated from their children. I can guarantee you that not a single one of them graduated with the deliberate strategy of getting divorced and raising children who would become estranged from them. And yet a shocking number of them implemented that strategy. The reason? They didn’t keep the purpose of their lives front and center as they decided how to spend their time, talents, and energy.

When people who have a high need for achievement—and that includes all Harvard Business School graduates—have an extra half hour of time or an extra ounce of energy, they’ll unconsciously allocate it to activities that yield the most tangible accomplishments. And our careers provide the most concrete evidence that we’re moving forward. You ship a product, finish a design, complete a presentation, close a sale, teach a class, publish a paper, get paid, get promoted.

In contrast, investing time and energy in your relationship with your spouse and children typically doesn’t offer that same immediate sense of achievement. Kids misbehave every day. It’s really not until 20 years down the road that you can put your hands on your hips and say, “I raised a good son or a good daughter.” You can neglect your relationship with your spouse, and on a day-to-day basis, it doesn’t seem as if things are deteriorating. People who are driven to excel have this unconscious propensity to under-invest in their families and overinvest in their careers—even though intimate and loving relationships with their families are the most powerful and enduring source of happiness.

If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you’ll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at personal lives through that lens, you’ll see the same stunning and sobering pattern: people allocating fewer and fewer resources to the things they would have once said mattered most.”

 

MY SUCCESS DEFINITION

For me, I would like to have more time to spend and care for my family and friends.
And also to assist people who are less fortunate.

 What is Your Own Success Definition?

Do You Wish To Have More Time for Your Important Things In Life?
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 Would you be using your next 20 years of time working for the $$$
and chasing after the $$$?

 

Cheers!!