Thursday, March 10, 2005

What is Rich, What is Wealthy, and What is the Success Factor?

Someone asked me what is the definition of rich, what is wealthy, and what are the traits of being successful?

1. Possessing great material wealth: “Now that he was rich he was not thought ignorant any more, but simply eccentric” (Mavis Gallant).
2. Having great worth or value: a rich harvest of grain.
3. Magnificent; sumptuous: a rich brocade.
1. Having an abundant supply: rich in ideas.
2. Abounding, especially in natural resources: rich land.
5. Meaningful and significant: “a rich sense of the transaction between writer and reader” (William Zinsser).
6. Very productive and therefore financially profitable: rich seams of coal.
1. Containing a large amount of choice ingredients, such as butter, sugar, or eggs, and therefore unusually heavy or sweet: a rich dessert.
2. Having or exuding a strong or pungent aroma: “Texas air is so rich you can nourish off it like it was food” (Edna Ferber).
1. Pleasantly full and mellow: a rich tenor voice.
2. Warm and strong in color: a rich brown velvet.
9. Containing a large proportion of fuel to air: a rich gas mixture.
10. Informal. Highly amusing.

Wealthy -
1. Having wealth; rich.
2. Marked by abundance: a wealthy land.
3. Well supplied: wealthy in compassion.

Successful -
1. Having a favorable outcome: a successful heart transplant.
2. Having obtained something desired or intended: was successful in stopping the leak of oil.
3. Having achieved wealth or eminence: a successful architect.

Here are 2 cool discussion on it:



My Take is...
I believe that one can be successful in one area and not the other. For me I believe in a holistic view of success. If I am great in business but have horrible health then it doesn't do it for me. This is one of the other reasons why I encourage others to take life trainings like Harmony / The Great Life Foundation.

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