"Success or Successful" Which are you?

in steem •  10 months ago

Smiles... I know by my title, you would probably be wondering, 'what is he talking about'? Does he not understand that 'Success' is a noun and 'Successful' is the adjective used to qualify success? Well, Yes my friend, I know that very well. But I'm not referring to just the literal meaning of these two words, I'm talking of something more than just a noun and an adjective, something I call "the real meaning behind those words...Well you can call it self evaluation.
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Success :
The English mobile dictionary defined success as:
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According to Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

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According to the above definitions, 'Success' has to do with an outcome or result of a planned carried out event, project, aim or goal. If achieved a favourable or desired outcome then success is attained. This shows that success is definite.
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English mobile dictionary says the word 'Successful' is:
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According to Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus 'successful' means...

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Successful according to the above definitions, means gaining or having gained success. In other words, it means accomplishing an act of success.

Analysing both terms "Success and Successful"
Looking at the definitions of both words, one can say that 'Success' is the mother word. It is definite. It is the achievement of one's goal or aim, that is one set out a goal, works towards it and once it's achieved, success is attained.
Successful has to do with operating in the realm of success. It is continuous, (continuous success), that is one's actions resulting in and reproducing success. This implies that you have to gain success first before attaining and operating in the realm of successfulness.

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Everyone of us steemians on this platform is either a success here on Steemit and beyond, Or successful; operating on the level of successfulness.

Let me explain that......

Some of us on this platform, are here just to fill our pockets...
They do not care about quality contents in their posts or others' posts. They don't care about educating, inspiring and touching lives via good posts.
They do not care about educating and helping newbies and minnows understand how this platform works.
They do not vote base on good and quality of contents in posts. They only care about "self and
gains", one reason they build an empire of friends here who cast their votes base on sentiments, instead of posts quality.

Note: please don't get me wrongly, I'm not saying making friends or voting friends here is wrong; NO... of course not. In fact it's one of the major aims of this platform --
networking and making friends*.
Nevertheless, what is wrong is sacrificing quality posts on the altar of friendship and selfish gains. Voting only friends because they vote you in return, regardless of the post quality... That my friend is so wrong.

If you're involved in any of the above listed, means you do not care about the progress and durability of this platform; the same platform that is filling your selfish pockets. Remember someone created this platform and the platform has set objectives.
People operating on this level are just on the level of "success". Yes, success because they had a goal of filling their pockets and they are achieving or had achieved it.
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There are those here, who are selfless. They invest their time, energy and go through pains to ensure Steem and Steemit work, progress and long lived. They create a system that help and assist all and sundry.
They are successes already, but created a system that help others attain and produce successes too...this makes them successful.
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My Success formula :

hardwork + determination + patience = Success

Success + self/me = Success

Success + system/others = Successful

NB: Successful reps "Success in FULL"

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My Opinion: Speaking from my observation since my one month here, I'm glad to say that the number of the 'Successful' steemians on this platform are more than the 'Success' ones. This is one of the major reasons why Steem and Steemit are thriving everyday.
Before I conclude, I mustn't fail to acknowledge the efforts of these Successful steemians to mention but a few:

@michaelcj for introducing me to this wonderful platform, also his selfless efforts in promoting and spreading the gospel of Steem and Steemit through various outlets. Worthy of mentioning also in this plight are @ehiboss and @destinysaid. God alone can reward your efforts...keep up good work.

@hanrunzy, you guided me through my introductory part on this platform, also contributed to my understanding other things here... Thank you my 'real guy'.

@timcliff, boss I would forever be grateful for your time, advices, quick response and selfless effort in making my first month here enjoyable and fun... God reward your efforts, Thank you.

@gtg , @jesta, @doctorvee & all witnesses, your efforts of working day and night creating systems that educate, secure and enhance the smooth operation of Steem and Steemit can not be measured... May God bless and empower you the more.

@ogoowinner and @dante31, your quality posts are my everyday must read... Well-done, more inspirations fall on you.

@i-am-sirtoyen, my new found friend, thanks to to @adigunabiola for connecting me to this honest, humble and wonderful fellow... Bro you know your efforts 'I no fit talk am here' God bless you my friend.

@Steemnaira, wonderful community with adorable steemians, @aderonkemi, @casweeney, @pwetty-nelly @motivatorjoshua, @edetebenezer, @ponmile, @aauthespian1, @olaitan, @kesolink, @geeflow, @honourmaus to mention but a few.
I can go on and on, but I would stop here. Whereever and however you are contributing to the progress of Steem and Steemit...God sees in secret and Him alone can reward you.
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Conclusively, we are created to be a blessing to others; we are blessed so others can be blessed by or through us.
Look inwards, evaluate your past actions...
Are you just a success or you are successful?
Please move from just being a success to operating in the realm of successfulness
Thanks for your great time reading through...

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*Don't forget to vote, drop your comments, and resteem

God bless your heart......

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Welcome on board.. Change your #steemit-category and we dont have any username like @witness. Keep up the good work bro.

Its your blockchain entertainer.


Thanks boss


Keep up the good work


I will By His Grace, I'm grateful bro

Wow..this is golden. You are highly welcomed @solynise . followed


Smiles...your comments are highly appreciated, I'm grateful bro...followed back


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@timcliff, boss I would forever be grateful for your time, advices, quick response and selfless effort in making my first month here enjoyable and fun... God reward your efforts, Thank you.

  1. Spend the time to learn about the platform. That includes reading the content in the "Welcome Page" (especially the posts from the users), reading the Bluepaper, and spending some time going through the FAQ.
  2. Find a community of people to interact with. One group that has a lot of good people in it is the minnow support project: https://discord.gg/HYj4yvw
  3. Do things / post stuff that actually adds value to the platform and community.
  4. Don't worry about making a lot of rewards for your first 6 months.

Don't worry about making a lot of rewards for your first 6 months.
Really Boss...Your selfless patience and sacrifices is what is yielding fruits now. Thanks for your comment, it's special to me.

Keep steeming, keep writing, keep learning and improving. Steemit is a great place to be. Enjoy..
Thanks for the mention


Thanks alot dear... I sure will, I appreciate your comment and advice. Blessings...

You are always welcome boss. Thanks for the acknowledgement @solynise


Your welcome bro.. U worth it. Thanks for your comment.


You are welcome all the same

Thanks for the mention bro but my username is @aauthespian1 not @auuthespian1


Awww!! So sorry about that, correctedThanks for your comment.

This is inspiring,

Successful has to do with operating in the realm of success. It is continuous, (continuous success)...

Keep it up! I enjoyed this post


Thanks boss.. I appreciate your time and comment. You deserve my acknowledgement anytime, keep doing the good work...

Wow, my friend you write very well. Continue like this and the sky will be your starting point. I must resteem this post.

I feel inspired thanks for sharing such a valuable information and indept meaning of success.


Awww!! Your comment is so gracious and inspiring. Thanks so much for your promotion... I'm grateful my friend, God bless your heart

Wow 😮 I am honored sir, God bless your wonderful heart ♥️ keep the good work going sir, cool write up


Smiles... Thanks bro, your good work earned you that. I appreciate your comment.