Dear Readers,

My first Night Owl Topic for this week would be “What makes a successful person?”

I used to think that a successful person is one who has either obtained a great education and lots of academic awards or accumulated lots of money. He may be someone who holds a very high position in the corporate world as well. Whether a person is successful or not, it really depends on what factors we are judging him on.

So how do you define success?

According to, success is defined as:

1) the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors

2) the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.

After going for so many associations with success-oriented people, reading success books and listening to successful people, I have to come to realize that the true form of success can be summarised as follows:

“Success is not determined by how much money or education you have, it is determined by how many people’s lives are better off because you lived”

Indeed, I believed that God has put us on this Earth to do something good for other people instead of fighting against each other.

Of course, this is what I feel that makes a successful person.

That’s all Folks! Stay tuned to next week’s exciting topic!


Edmund Yeo

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