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What is success?

Came across an article about "extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation". The link is given below. I am just noting down somethings I liked from the article.

"What is success?" Someone who spent his life working 80 hour weeks, living in hotels, and fighting his way up the corporate ladder to become VP of toilet paper marketing would probably consider himself more successful than a sandwich shop owner who spends his nights and weekends playing with his kids and working on hobby projects, but maybe the sandwich shop owner would be happier and healthier. Ultimately, it is up to each person to decide what success means to them, but I think it's important that everyone be mindful of the decision they are making.á

Something else I read from a forward on the same lines: (in brief)
An MBA guy met a fisherman and suggested him to increase his revenue, buy more boats, employ people so that he can make enough money in 10-20 years and then finally spend time with his family, children and do what he loves to do. The fisherman replied that he is already doing all the things the MBA guy mentioned and he doesn't have to wait 10-20 years for getting there.á

Also, some note from the article aboutáentrepreneurs
It's often said that people become entrepreneurs because they can't handle a regular job. Perhaps these people are simply too "defective" to fit into any mold, or maybe they lack the extrinsic motivation necessary to care about bosses, performance reviews, and other things which are so important for success in the corporate environment. However, what they do have is the creativity and natural sense of direction necessary to run their own business. I doubt that this is a coincidence.

Author: Prit -  Date: 03 Feb 2011 13:42
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This came as a forward to me. Thought of storing it on the blog as it is a good one.

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.á

One day one person met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

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Author: Prit -  Date: 08 Sep 2010 07:05
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The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem,á Almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours in a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jará and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class And had someá items iná front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, If the jar was full

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Author: prit2 -  Date: 18 May 2009 16:02
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