What Makes a Successful Man???

  • rob_dogg

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    Mar 04, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    hey fella's

    I got thinking the other day, I've been out of school a while now.

    Had a go at a few different things...
    Went to University - that wasn't for me
    had a go at a few different Careers options - design & landscaping, outdoor Education , hospitality
    had a few attempts at starting regular training for sports or gym - with not much success

    ...anyway all of this has left me wondering

    what makes a successful man? and how do you achieve it... life balance?

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    Mar 04, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    Everyone has different definitions of success. But I think generally speaking, success can be anything that brings you happiness in your accomplishments.
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    Mar 04, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
    From my experience; his friends tell him he's too good for anyone he dates and has bad relationships cause he's too damn good for everyone else.

    Sorry, working on sweetening the bitterness. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 04, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    Cash and whores.


    I currently have Cash gagged in my basement. I'm halfway there!
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    Mar 04, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    xrichx saidEveryone has different definitions of success. But I think generally speaking, success can be anything that brings you happiness in your accomplishments.
    This.
    If you are happy with your life, you are successful.
    All ideas of success are socially constructed ideals reinforced by useless twats.
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    Mar 04, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    The ability to hire any hooker you want and/or having enough money to be able to justify voting Republican.
  • creature

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    Mar 04, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    I'm with xrichx. Success is completing what you set out to accomplish.
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    Mar 04, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    1. Able to support yourself

    2. Happy with what you do

    3. Have family and/or friends you trust deeply

    4. Work hard for what you want

    Those to me are what makes anyone successful. It isn't always about money. If you have a career that may not pay extremely well but you are smart with your finances and want to live a simple life, great.

    We all have different goals and different perspectives on what is successful or not. I personally want my apartment in Chelsea, great boyfriend, a cat or two, being able to go out once a week, eat good quality foods, and travel once a year. Those are the things I want icon_razz.gif
  • FL180

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    Mar 04, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    Pushing yourself to be the best you can be, its up to you. Living up to your ultimate potential.

    No one is here to make our lives better except ourselves. Find the endeavors that make you truly happy and settle for nothing less than your very personal best.

    I truly believe we all have the power to promote change and help others succeed with their dreams in life.

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    Mar 04, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    my definition of success right now in my life (which was negated in my 20s) is developing a sustaining relationship, or increasing your numbers.

    one of the 2. or both.
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    Mar 04, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Its all about a perfect design of Dominoes..

    Drive a car with a manual transmission.
    The Pause button is important as Breaks does.
    How you paint a great painting like Mona Lisa makes you!
    Flying alone, being your own Pilot you learn more and own it!

    Lastly you should have a set of bow & arrows, aim Precision not Persistent.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 04, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Owning a peacock.

    That is the only true sign of success. Money to buy a nice place, open space to keep him, and free enough to be a bit eccentric.

    Like Hunter S. Thompson.
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    Mar 04, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    Getting laid more often than you get paid = successful.
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    Mar 04, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    What makes you successful + being self actualized in life is......chase for your dreams and respond to your calling and passion in life.
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    Mar 04, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    An appropriate George Bernard Shaw quote:

    This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

    I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can.

    I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.


    I think leading a successful life is first figuring out what you see as your purpose in life, living your life consistent with that purpose and your values. (Very much like what RNMD said just above me)
  • pelotudo87

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    Mar 04, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Doing what you want to do / what will make you happy while at the same time finding a way to support yourself (but not necessarily supporting yourself financially from what you want to do).

    example:

    If you want to play baseball and play on a minor-league team or something while you have a different job during the day that you don't hate and that pays the bills...that is success.

    Like everyone has already said...simpley put: success is doing what makes you happy...whether that be becoming the next Bill Gates or living in a one-room shack in Montana.
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    To me it would be based on how many lives he has touched and be that in a positive way...
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidTo me it would be based on how many lives he has touched and be that in a positive way...


    THIS plus being happy with yourself
  • Montague

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    Mar 04, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    "Owning" a late model BMW and a big penis!
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Villian said"Owning" a late model BMW and a big penis!


    You must be VERRRRY successful icon_wink.gif
  • Syphon

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    Mar 04, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    Whatever you define as success.
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    xrichx saidEveryone has different definitions of success. But I think generally speaking, success can be anything that brings you happiness in your accomplishments.


    ^^ This.
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    I lived in more US States than I ever expected to in my youth. eaten more authentic cuisine, seen more of the US passing through and visiting, having more fun than I ever planned. Above all, I've fallen in love, when my cold heart thought I could never love or be loved. Compared to myself, by my own measure; though short, I'm very successful.
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Accomplishment
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    Mar 04, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    Off the top of my head...

    • BEING a man of integrity and deep character, true to his commitments to God, country, family and friends, and self;
    • BEING a man driven and motivated by solid and grounded principles and values upon which his life is built, not necessarily toward perfection, but in every moment, with as much grace and dedication to all that is excellent and noble that he is able;
    • BEING a man who actively cares for his community and engages in just causes, advocating the causes of those who have no voice;
    • BEING a man who is future-minded but fully present, recognizing that his actions and life on this earth (in conjunction with the greater society) has a great impact to the future generations, such that what he leaves behind changes lives for the better.

    In the end, "success" is not yours to be "arrived at", or yours to judge; but on the journey, it can be your reality every single day if you are BEING the best you can be. For though you may have built a mountain with your wealth and what others may perceive as "worldly success" yet lost your soul/character in the process, what's it really worth?