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Ah the sweet smell of success and the delicious taste of victory.

Two things we all long to experience. And it should be—striving to succeed isn't a crime.

But success means different things to each of us. It can be found in the smallest of possibilities or in the grandest of accomplishments.

Like most things in life, we experience success with our senses.

Redditor Time_Bonus wanted to hear about the impact success has on our personal senses, by asking:

"What does victory taste like to you?"

Like I said... money.

Money makes me happy. When I watch Scrooge McDuck swim in it I feel like I've just tasted the best pumpkin pie, which yes, is my favorite.

The Good Slide


"Sliding into your bed sheets after a long day and laying down."

- OhMyGosh445358

"And the sheets are fresh out of the dryer."


Getting it Back

"Finding things that trigger lost memories and give me some of my old self back."

"Lost large chunks of memory to seizures, discovered something that triggered memories from a happy time this week. I'm still riding that high."

- TonyDanzer

"I had a seizure/amnestic MCI a few years ago and know exactly what this feels like!"

"It's kind kind of bittersweet really, because everytime something triggers lost memories I'm immediately reminded of how much I lost, and can't help but what wonder what's still missing."

"Good luck on putting it all back together, friend."

- Sackfondler

I didn't show up...

"Relief. I don't win, so much as I outlast things. So far."

- TheSanityInspector

"One of the smartest people I ever met once told me that all you need to do well in life is to show up on time and stay till it's done. I'm a 32 year old college drop out."

"In college I didn't show up. After dropping out I quickly realized I'd need money if I wanted to sleep inside."

"I've been showing up ever since. I've worked as a dishwasher, a cook, a busser, a waiter, and a bartender."

"For each of those jobs all I had to do was be reliable and coachable. I was taught new skills by people who knew more than me, I was offered (and demanded) more money for the increasing responsibilities of my new jobs."

"And at 32 I have run more than one successful restaurant and am confident that my influence and leadership would have a positive impact on any restaurant anywhere. I know that my story isn't one of massive success and vast wealth, but remember: all I did was show up."

"What I mean is, outlasting the bad will pay off over time. Keep showing up!"

- onehitwondur

Big Fumble

"I honestly don't know. I'm a Jacksonville Jaguars fan."

- Bigontheinside23

"I feel for ya."

"With the Jags, at least you can look at their history and be like, 'Well, their players sucked'."

"The Lions have had Barry and Megatron and others I'm surely forgetting. The whole narrative for the Rams this year is 'Stafford is finally playing for a competent franchise, so we expect great things from him'."

- 2020IsANightmare



"Sometime's its like the first bite of your favorite food but sometimes its just like nothing happened."

- Xanthania_

Now those are some good eats.

I could definitely break bread with this menu and feel happily full and satisfied.

My bed is also one of my best friends.



"Chocolate chip and banana pancakes. Celebrated a year sober with that deliciousness."

- DriftingPyscho

Manly tastes...

"My family weren't into sports, but if we ever had a 'manly' job to do, like going to the dump, helping someone move, doing a long drive, collecting and chopping wood, stuff like that, my dad would take us to the pub for a victory pint."

"So victory was something like orange juice and lemonade, a packet of McCoys salt and vinegar crisps, and the smell of beer."

"An ice cream from the corner shop on the way home from school on Friday was a close second."

- DickDastardly404

Feel the grinds...

"5am espresso with the kid still asleep and having slept through the night."

- Crocutaborealis

"I don't even have my machine calibrated very well and I still pull tastier shots than most coffee shops I go to. Gotta love home espresso machines."

"No kids for me but I have a new dog that keeps waking me up at 5am, 3-4 hours before I even need to wake up for work, not even to go to the bathroom. Just anxious cause my girlfriend left for work usually."

- imajokerimasmoker

It Hits You

"It feels like a very powerful wave of strong emotions going around you and through you."

"You feel lighter, adrenaline wears off from the peak, you start to calm down, tiredness hits you, and your mind feels quiet and at peace."

"This is from some extremely powerful events I've had happen to me personally."

- TheMHPInvestor

What I Lost


"Losing over 65 pounds and getting a hot and soulful gf. True story."

"Just so everybody knows, my story isn't one of those fairy tales with a happy ending. We broke up after a while and sure, it was hard to handle in the beginning."

"But that's what life is all about, numerous of ups and downs. Many things are just out of your control and sometimes you just gotta let go, even those you love the most."

"One thing I'm sure of, the memories and feelings that she gave to me, made me stronger. IMO, this is a huge victory, besides learning to love myself again!"

- ultimatedreamer

I love to hear about accomplishments.

It makes my cold heart feel like happiness is possible. I miss the taste of that.

Somebody bring me some cinnamon french toast.

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