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What Is Success According to the Oxford Dictionary?

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According to the Oxford Dictionary, the biblical definition of “Success” is: 1. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. 2. The attainment of fame or profit. Personally, a mixture of both things above with the feeling of happiness is what I think success really should be.

Success is accomplishing. All accomplishments, no matter how big or small, is a measure of success in my eyes, because I am the person who devoted effort and hard work to achieve these milestones. The sense of accomplishment that is attached with reaching goal is, one of the first definitions of success. When one goal is completed, there is always another to be taken. When I keep setting more and more goals to be achieved throughout my lifetime, I will keep feeling the sense of success each time.

Fame and profit is also success. Having immense popularity shows how one can come out from behind the shadows and makes it big through hard work and dedication. But fame brings also ungraceful times where you are watched every minute of your life for every little thing you are doing.

Most importantly, being happy is success.

Honestly, I have no idea what success really is, does success means being a famous public figure or amass a huge amount of wealth? Success is like a person’s shadow, it might look similar from afar but none of them are exactly the same. The reality is, success means whatever you want it to mean for you. Thinking long and hard, I came up with a personal definition of success. For me success means living happily and having no regret.

Personally, I think there is a strong correlation between success and happiness. A man cannot be called successful if he is not happy. Unfortunately, happiness is an even harder term to define. From personal experience, I would like to attribute both success and happiness to the peace of mind, which is a state of mind when one truly feels peace and calamity inside and cannot be bother by anything.

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