Thomas Slatin Quote

  • October 4, 2019
Thomas Slatin

“Success can be measured in innumerable lifetime achievements, yet modern western parlance is conditioned to exclusively measure success scholastically, vocationally, or economically.” —Thomas Slatin

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17 Comments on Thomas Slatin Quote

  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    October 8, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    This is a nice quote for the desk of my mentor Mr. Tom. I love this portrait shot of yours. Its background color is superb. Thanks for this post.


  • esgyll says:
    October 8, 2019 at 4:03 AM

    People always tend to parrot this a lot of times, but somehow, they still look at a person’s worth based on how many awards or diplomas that they have received, how huge their houses are, and how much they make in a given year.

    I must admit that it is quite hard to break through that thinking that success in life means that you have the fattest bank account. We still have a long way to go before accepting the idea that success actually means something else entirely, and not always measured by material things.


  • Daphne says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Very well said Thomas. I couldn’t have put it better myself 🙂


  • Oliver says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    I can totally relate to this quote. It’s appaling how much value people put on money nowadays.


  • Patricia says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Success should be measured by how many of your goals you are able to achieve. It’s not always monetary.


  • Meg W says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    In my opinion success should be measured by how genuinely happy someone is. That’s my take.


  • Roy says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Very insightful quote. Society has depreciated to the level of putting money above all else.


  • Adesoji OGUNBADE says:
    October 7, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    At the end of our lives we will not measure our success on how many houses, cars, bank accounts etc we have acquired or how much money we made, but how far our life has impacted to our community, persons in our lifes and to God.


  • Danielle M says:
    October 7, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Very true, success can be meassured in many different ways and have a different meaning for each person.


  • brainedet says:
    October 7, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Well, that’s humans for us all, we equate monetary value to the rate of any one success. Infact if one isn’t rich economically such a person can’t ever be said to be a success.


  • Segun OGUNYEMI says:
    October 7, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Nice quote, Tom. I really wanna believe that the most achieved success can be measured through lives impacted. Thanks for sharing!


  • iamdahmmy says:
    October 7, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Success is not measured by wealth but by achieving one”s calling…spot on


  • Femi Logo says:
    October 7, 2019 at 2:21 AM

    You are right Tom. The modern definition of success is all about one financial status, level of education attained and occupation. To me, it is kind of wrong


  • jolly555 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 1:18 AM

    Yes, a lot people measure success through one’s pocket, infact, academically isn’t really outstanding like money-wise. And no body is interested on how you make it, just amass wealth and your praise-singers will multiple.


  • Alex says:
    October 6, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Well It is society that provides that measurement and nothing is wrong with that but it is only half of the equation. What gives true meaning to success goes beyond any physical things. It could also meant content and peace of mind.


  • Kate says:
    October 4, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    I like to measure mine in amount of charity given in value and labor hours.


    • Thomas Slatin says:
      October 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM

      Thanks for your comment, Kate! Good to hear from you again! 🙂

      A person is often perceived as being successful when they accumulate a large sum of money, but there comes a point when accumulating that much money begins to impoverish others, and that is when success becomes greed. One person’s fortune often means less for some.


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