Julius Babarinsa


How Do You Define Success?


The word success means many things to many people
To be considered a success, means that you have made it
The question here is – made it as what?
How do you define success?
Is it by passing an exam?
Is it by becoming a landlord or landlady?
Is it by been promoted at work?
Is it by winning the lottery?
Is it by marrying the woman of your dreams?
Is it by marrying the man of your dreams?
Is it by been in an executive position?
Is it by winning an election?
How do you define success?
Are you successful as a pilot or a stewardess?
What does the word – “success” mean to you?
Is it by been the head of your organization?
Is it by having lots of money?
And how much money determines success?
Are you successful as a member of the armed forces?
Are you successful as a member of the police force?
What is your own definition of success?
Are you successful by been a writer, teacher,
Pastor, evangelist, taxi driver, congressperson,
Medical doctor or a reputed musician
Are you successful by been a sole proprietor
Mechanic, movie star, or the chairman of the board
Are you successful as an architect or builder?
Do you consider yourself a success as a banker?
Success is in the eyes of the beholder
The meaning of success varies and differs
From one person to the other

Submitted: Friday, February 11, 2005

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  • Arthur Tugman (11/10/2006 7:23:00 PM)

    I love your poem. I am a success writer myself. The dictionary is the only place one can find success without actually working for it. -Arthur Tugman (Report) Reply

  • Victor Ekpo (7/14/2006 12:06:00 PM)

    To me, it is defined by satisfaction (happiness) and achieving a set goal.
    Nice poem, and read. (Report) Reply

  • Rehana Mohammadi (8/31/2005 5:42:00 AM)

    hello
    how ru...iam Rehana mohamamdi from. ind....i like ur poem v much...iam also a poem......if u want to read my poem....search by my name mohammadi rehana....
    good work

    HAVE A GOOD DAY
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