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Measures of success

Thursday, October 06, 2005
It's been said that success is in how you define it. I'm a bit of a pessimist at times (I know that comes as a shock to my dear readers) but I'm a fan of setting the bar for success pretty low. That way you either a) succeed easily and feel good about it, or b) miss a pretty easy target and deserve to feel bad.

Let's take an example. My measure of a good day is "has anybody tried to set me on fire?" If attempts at incineration have NOT been made then it's a good day. Thrashing about in flame would define a bad day. So far my life has been pretty good by this measure of success.

How about another example: How's your job? Well, I could say that I'm dissatisfied with the lunch room arrangement and the location of the building, or I could content myself with a simple "they haven't fired me... yet.". It's all in how you look at it. So, while I'm pessimistically putting the bar low, I feel good because I succeed at everything I try!


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