Success Defined

In September of 2009 I was interviewed by Shannon Kell of the Central Florida Future. During the interview I mentioned the phrase “success with women”.

From memory, Shannon immediately asked what I meant by “success”. (I do not remember what she added to the question, if anything at all).

My response was crisp: success with women is whatever a man decides. It is any form of sex he desires, with any number of women he desires, through any type of relationships with those women, that he so desires – so long as he does not compromise his ideals in the pursuit of those desires.

And, so long as he is the one deciding, thinking, and acting for his own self.

I am obviously paraphrasing at this point, but this was the essence of what was said – with the word “compromise” being an exact word used during the real time response.

I knew it then, and I know it ever the more clearly now: there is no room for compromise in the heroic being that is man.

The hero inside man is the ideal in man.

The spirit of the individual is invincible.

This is why there is nothing man cannot endure – it only hurts to a certain point once man grasps hold of what he truly is.

More literally, it is the unsacraficed, uncompromised self in man that is to be revered and respected most.

Tim Ferriss is not “successful” because his book sells so well, and his blog brings in so much traffic. These things have nothing to do with true success – in fact, they can have everything to do with total and utter failure.

Appeasing and living for the intangible, undefinable, drooling beast of “the masses”.

Tim Ferriss’s current popularity is as meaningless as green pieces of paper with dead people’s heads on them.

His lasting success lies in his demand for truth. The rest of his work — should he continue his work in the mentioned fashion (linked above) — will be forgotten when the sheeple come across the next shiny object.

“I have these dreams, and I make them actually happen,” Johnson said.

My dream is, to take on the world, and win.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

7 Responses to Success Defined

  1. Neal January 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I have you on my google reader. I forget how I first ran across your blog…probably a tip from some other blog. I’m in if you have something going on near Atlanta. Great post.

  2. James Steele II January 4, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    That picture on the article, it’s the same as Roarks picture.

    “Are you happy Mr Superman?”

    I can see you are.

    Thanks as always.

  3. Ihit January 10, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Hey dream,
    I just can’t get enough of your post. Every one of them seems truly inspiring. I have been trying to keep up with every one of them. Dont know why but the above post reminded me of the philosophies of Tyler Durden Fight club which id watched only a few days ago. Anyways keep up the good work.

    No Fear No distractions.


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