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never sought success in order
to get fame and money;
it's the talent
and the passion that count in success.
cannot fail at being yourself. A cat doesn't try to be
a tiger, and you shouldn't try to be something you aren't.
You are a process, not a product. Your job is to
what you are and create that creature. You still won't
perfect, but success isn't about perfection--it is
about authenticity. You are a success if you are
being your real, authentic self.
can make you go one of two ways--it can make you a prima
or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let
nice things come out.
is not measured by how well you fulfill the
of others, but by how honestly you
live up to your own expectations.
I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
success and happiness lie in you. External
conditions are the accidents
of life, its outer trappings. The great, enduring
realities are love of service.
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our
intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form
an invincible host against difficulty.
people see success as being rich and famous or
and influential. Others see it as
being at the top of their profession
out from the rest.
The wise see success in a more personal
way; they see it as achieving
the goals they have
set for themselves, and then feeling pride and
satisfaction in their accomplishments. True
success is felt in the heart,
not measured by money
So be true to yourself and achieve
those goals you set. For success is
those goals and feeling proud of what you have accomplished.
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is one of the most powerful engines of success.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. . . .
Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful,
and you will accomplish your objective.
me, the capacity to earn money has never been a
success. It is my belief that people must develop a philosophy
in life which permits them
to have as much pleasure, enjoyment and
as is possible without injuring
themselves or others.
Money can help to do this, but
it is not and must not become
aim of a person's existence. We all know
what happened to King Midas.
is being who you are, and feeling proud of
every task and challenge that you
face and conquer along the way.
you give a part
of yourself to life,
the part you receive back
will be so much greater.
Never regret the past,
but learn by it.
Never lose sight of your dreams;
a person who can dream
will always have hope.
Believe in yourself;
if you do, everyone else will.
You have the ability
to accomplish anything,
but never do it at
someone else's expense.
If you can go through life
you will have achieved
the greatest success of all.
will succeed best when you put the restless,
anxious side of affairs out of mind, and allow
the restful side to live in your thoughts.
People succeed because they believe, not only
that they can and
but also that success is worth the price they pay for it.
to detail is the secret of success in every sphere of
and little kindnesses, little acts of consideration, little
little confidences,. . . . they are all that are
to keep the friendship sweet.
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Whether in the
workplace or in personal relationships,
success belongs to those who are willing to take responsibility
for attaining their desires--those who respond to life
actively rather than passively.
Self-Esteem Every Day
are no secrets of success.
is doing the
things you know you should do. Success is not doing
the things you know
shouldn’t do. Success is not
to any one area of your life.
all the facets of your relationships: as parent, as wife
or husband, as citizen,
neighbor, worker and all of the
others. Success is not confined to any one part
personality but is related to
the development of all
parts: body, mind, heart and spirit.
It is making
the most of your total self.
Wilferd A. Peterson
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even
to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
you have learned to be tolerant with those who
do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated
the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you
do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking
for the good instead of the bad there is in others,
you will be neither successful nor happy.
Beware of your definition of success:
If it has more to do with what other
people think of you than it does with what you know of your
abilities, you may be confusing applause with achievement.
with Our Souls
At age 4, success is not peeing in your
At age 12, success is having friends.
At age 16, success is having a driver's
At age 20, success is having sex.
At age 35,
success is having money.
age 40, success is finding meaning & purpose to life.
age 45, success is finding meaning & purpose to life.
At age 50,
success is having money.
At age 60, success is having sex.
At age 70, success is having a driver's
At age 75, success is having friends.
At age 80, success is not peeing in your pants.
is the enemy of accomplishment. Calm strength that
arises from a deep and
inexhaustible source is what brings success.
prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the
size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our
and the relationship to mankind.
Luther King, Jr.
is not to be gained by a blind and slavish following of
rules or advice, our own any more than any other
person's. There is no
royal road to success-- no patent process by which the
to be magically transformed. . . . Rules and advice may
they undoubtedly do this--but the real work must be
by the individual. He or she must carve out his or her
William W. Atkinson
can eliminate as many options as failure.
measure of success is not whether you have a tough
to deal with, but whether it's the same problem
you had last year.
If people are highly
successful in their profession they lose their senses.
Sight goes. They have no time to look at
pictures. Sound goes. They
have no time to listen to music. Speech goes.
They have no time
for conversation. They lose their sense of proportion.
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a small minority
of the people ever really get the word
about life, about living abundantly and
Success in the important departments of life seldom comes
no more naturally than success at anything--a
musical instrument, sports, fly-fishing,
business, marriage, parenthood, landscape gardening. But
people wait passively for success to come to them, living as other
people are living
in the unspoken, tacit assumption that
other people know how to live successfully.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made
up of those tiny
successes. The big ones come too infrequently.
And if you don't collect
all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean
I were to give advice to a young person starting out
in life, I should say to that person: If you aim
a large, broad-gauged success, do not begin your
business career, whether you sell your labor or are
and independent producer, with the idea of getting
the world by hook or crook all you can. In the
of your profession or your business employment, let
your first thought be: Where can I fit in so
that I may
be most effective in the work of the world?
I lend a hand in a way most effectively to advance
the general interests? Enter life in such a
choose your vocation in that way, and you
have taken the first step on the highest road
to a large success.
seems like a collection of products, or a place
that you can get to or buy. When we are small we think
we will be
happy when we can finally turn over or walk or go to
it's being old enough to date or drive or finish
feels like success.
Some people think that success is getting married.
That's when they'll
really be happy. Or that real happiness comes when a
arrives. Maybe we'll be successful and happy when we
get that job
or promotion, or when the kids finally leave home and we
peace. Success might be when the house is finished or
when we retire.
The "golden years"--that's it. That's when
we reach success.
Success is every minute you live.
It's the process of living. It's stopping for the
moments of beauty,
of pleasure; the moments of peace. Success is not a
that you ever reach. Success is the quality of the
Success Is the Quality of Your Journey
Success can be defined
in many ways, and it is important to realize
that your individual definition needs to be clear in your
you have established your personal vision of success, you
the process of achieving your goal. Many successful
people can attest
to the multitude of difficulties that were overcome on the
their destination. Sometimes the obstacles seem
when that happens, clearly bring forward your original
vision to your
conscious mind. Re-picture your dream repeatedly until
you have the
courage and patience to await the next development.
and anticipation are precisely what is required for new
Worldwide Laws of Life
What I now realize is that success does not have to be a
Unfortunately most of us have to learn this by
going through life striving
for career achievement and paying the
price. True success is based on how
we view things relating to our
life and career. Success does not mean
possessions or career status. I learned from friends we
Colorado that some people with little money are successful. We had
college teaching friends that did not have a great deal of money
simple things like making biscotti, buying a good
bottle of wine, listening
to jazz at the coffee shop or exploring
the mountains. They had more than I
ever had when I was using
society’s definition of success. True success is
satisfaction, happiness and contentment with yourself and the
world around you. Truly enjoying life, family, friends, work,
and all that life has to offer.
Fred W. Tanner
Many people have the ambition to succeed;
they may even have
a special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not
ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can
master the job, there
is no need to master themselves.
road to success, for me, was a long and arduous journey,
with obstacles and traps, pitfalls and hurdles--all created
Painful as it is, I speak of those sad and frustrating times
am invited to address sales gatherings, corporate
success rallies, in the hope that my personal experiences
as sufficient evidence for all who hear me that they have it
in their own
power to make their lives as glorious or as terrible as they
Og Mandino's Great Trilogy
Whether your focus is
on preserving and strengthening family ties in a world
of increasingly unstable relationships, gaining access to a
decent job, growing
and evolving as a person, or guiding a company through the
stormy seas of
a fiercely competitive global marketplace--whether your
goals are material,
emotional, or spiritual--the price of success is the
same: thinking, learning.
To be asleep at the wheel--to rely only on the known,
and automatized--is to invite disaster.
secret of the truly successful is that they have learned
early in life how not to be busy. They saw through the
anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth
is, many things
are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted
possible, and many things are not worth doing at all.