Sunday, April 28, 2013

On Being Successful

The concept of success is relative. What may be successful to you may not be the same to some. Perhaps the most important aspect of the term is the measure we have for it in our own lives. Often, we tend to think that we will be successful when… While it is good to set goals for such, a certain life coach taught me to look at this differently. Instead of waiting for that moment, why not take stock of what you are successful in your life right NOW. When you look closer, you will discover that you are successful more than you ever thought you were.

The following poem attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson just about sums it up:  


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.

(attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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  1. A very good definition of success :)

    1. Hi Linda. Thanks for checking the post out. Looks like our circles are closer today. Just checked out your Sassy girl blog as well. ~ Luchie C.

  2. Lovely inspirational post, Luchie! I loved that poem, I will share it, it's so beautifully said!

    1. Thank you Delia. To your continued success! :-)