victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals
and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become
you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how
menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
success without hard work is like
trying to harvest where you haven't
planted. -David Bly
usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice
from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become
I would seek advice from people who have never succeeded. If I
to succeed in all things, I would look around me
for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
think of the times--perhaps only yesterday--when we listened to a friend
in need, or finished a task that was
nagging at us. Maybe we made an
appointment to begin a project we've
been putting off. Success is taking
positive action, nothing more. Many
of us, in our youth, were taught that
success only came in certain shapes
and sizes. And we felt like failures.
We need new definitions;
it's time to discard the old. -unattributed
comes in life or athletics unless a lot of
has preceded the
effort. Only temporary
success is achieved
by taking short cuts. -Roger Staubach
thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going.
My success is based on persistence, not luck.
successful life for a man or for a woman seems to me to lie
knowledge that one has developed to the limit the capacities
one was endowed; that one has contributed something
family and friends and to a home community;
that one has brought
happiness wherever it was possible;
that one has earned one's way in the
world, has kept some friends,
and need not be ashamed to face oneself
person is the
individual who forms the habit
of doing what the failing
person doesn't like to do.
|What is the
a career you love. . . .
Give it the
is in you. . . . Seize
your opportunities. . . .
and be a
of the team.
|Many of the most
successful people I have known have never grown up. They have
retained bubbling-over childishness. They have relished wit,
have indulged in humor. They have not allowed "dignity"
to depress them
into moroseness. Youthfulness of spirit is the
twin brother of optimism,
and optimism is the stuff of which American
business success is fashioned. Resist growing up!
what you do with the ability that you have, how you use your
talent. It doesn't necessarily mean any one thing.
the humble and great alike, those who achieve success do so
fate and circumstance are especially kind to them.
reverse is true. They succeed because they do not whine
fate but take whatever has been given to them and go on
to make the most
of their best. -Sidney Greenberg
ever attains very eminent success by simply doing
what is required of
him or her; it is the amount and excellence
of what is over and above
the required, that determines
the greatness of ultimate distinction.
of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand,
determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of
ourselves to the task at hand. -Vince
is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of
yourself as a success. -Joyce
because they are destined to; most succeed because they are
determined to. -Anatole France
|If hard work is the
key to success,
most people would rather pick the lock.
definition of a successful life must include serving others.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully
the very best advice,
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best--which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there
is. When I did that success found me.
people see success as being rich and famous or
powerful and influential. Others see it as
being at the top of their profession and standing
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 reaching
those goals and feeling proud of what you have
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
measurement of success. It is my belief that people must develop a philosophy
early in life which permits them
to have as much pleasure, enjoyment and satisfaction now
as is possible without injuring
themselves or others. Money can help to do this, but
it is not and must not become
the sole aim of a person's existence. We all know
what happened to King Midas.
is not measured by how well you fulfill the
expectations of others, but by how honestly you
live up to your own expectations.
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 loving others,
you will have achieved
the greatest success of all.
have to define success in your own way.
your dignity and integrity and what is your life’s plan;
where do you want to put your efforts?
I could be richer
and more famous, but I would have to give up things
that are of infinitely more value.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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The hopeful person
sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see
shadows and storm. -Orison
My mentor taught me
that success is a numbers game and very early he started asking me
my numbers. He asked, "How many books have you read in
the last ninety days?" I said, "Zero"; he said,
"Not a good number." He said, "How many
classes have you attended in the last six months to improve your
skills?" And I said, "Zero." He said,
"Not a good number." Then he said, "In the
last six years that you've been working, how much money have you
saved and invested?" I said, "Zero" and he
said, "Not a good number." Then here's what he
said, "Mr. Rohn, if these numbers don't change your life
won't change. But," he said, "If you'll start
improving these numbers then perhaps you'll start to see
everything change for you." -Jim
Don't aim at success.
The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are
going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be
pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side
effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than
oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other
than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for
success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.
I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do
and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge.
Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run,
I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had
forgotten to think about it. -Viktor E.
Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
The road to success,
for me, was a long and arduous journey, strewn with obstacles and
traps, pitfalls and hurdles--all created by myself. Painful
as it is, I speak of those sad and frustrating times whenever I am
invited to address sales gatherings, corporate conventions,
and success rallies, in the hope that my personal experiences will
serve 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 choose. -Og
Mandino's Great Trilogy
Home - About -
- abundance - acceptance
- achievement - action
- adversity - advertising
- anger - anticipation
- apathy - appreciation -
- art - attitude - authenticity
autumn - awakening
- awareness -
- balance -
beauty - being yourself - beliefs
- body - brooding
busyness - caring
- celebration - challenges - change
- character - charity
- children -
- commitment - common sense
- community - comparison -
- complaining -
- compromise -
- conscience - contentment
control - cooperation
- courage -
covetousness - creativity -
criticism - cruelty - death
determination - disappointment - discipline
- discouragement - diversity - doubt -
dreams - earth
ego - emotions - encouragement -
- envy -
- ethics - example
- experience - failure -
faith - fame - family -
fate - fathers - fault-finding
- fear - feelings
- frustration - fun - the future - the
garden of life - gardening - generosity
gentleness - giving
goals - God - goodness -
grace - gratitude -
greatness - greed
- growing up - guilt
- happiness -
hatred - healing -
health - heart -
helpfulness - home - honesty -
hope - hospitality
hurry - ideals
- identity - idleness -
idolatry - ignorance
- illusion - imagination -
independence - individuality - inner
child - inspiration -
integrity - intimacy
introspection - intuition
- journey - joy -
judgment - karma - kindness - knowledge - language
- laughter -
law of attraction
leadership - learning - letting go -
- love - lying - magic
materialism - meanness -
mindfulness - miracles
- mistakes - mistrust-
moderation - money
mothers - motivation - music
- mystery - Native American wisdom
- nature - negative attitude -
- open mindedness - opportunity -
optimism - pain
- parenting - passion
the past - patience - peace
perfectionism - perseverance -
pessimism - play - poetry
- positive thinking - possessions
potential - poverty - power
- praise - prayer
- prejudice -
the present moment - pride -
principle - problems
- prosperity - purpose -
reading - recreation
- reflection -
relationships - religion - reputation
- responsibility - rest -
revenge - risk - role models -
running - ruts - sadness -
the seasons of life
self - self-love -
self-pity - self-reliance
- selfishness - service -
silence - simplicity
- smiles -
solitude - sorrow - spirit - spring
stories - strength
success - suffering
- summer -
talent - the tapestry of
- teachers - teaching
today - tolerance
- tradition - trees
truth - values - vanity
- virtue - vulnerability - walking
war - wealth - weight - winter -
- women -
- work - worry -
- youth -
Dale Carnegie - Albert Einstein - Ralph
Waldo Emerson - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross -
Helen Keller - Mother
Teresa - Eleanor Roosevelt
Swett Marden - Albert Schweitzer - Aristotle
Mohandas Gandhi - Wilferd