At a recent visit to the TED Talks website, I found the following definition of success:
Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel proud of in retrospect.
At another website I found the following poem:
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
To laugh often and much
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived
This is to have succeeded.
And at yet another site, I discovered this unfamiliar quote, which I heartily endorse:
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Purpose-driven believer and dream achiever, what does success mean to you?
Which of the above definitions do you like best?
Do you have a favourite quote re success?
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. I’d love to hear from you.
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