On My Mind: Success

Personal success has been on my mind a lot the past few months. During that time I’ve collected definitions, quotes, and other insights regarding the meaning of personal success.

Definitions:

  • The accomplishment of an aim or purpose
  • The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted
  • Growth, Development, Improvement
  • Attaining deep enlightenment
  • Working hard towards a goal with a sense of purpose
  • Climbing the steps of opportunity

Quotes:

  • “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” Herman Cain
  • “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” Orison Swett Marden
  • “A successful person will profit from their mistakes and try again in a different way.” Dale Carnegie
  • “Try not to become a person of success but rather to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
  • “Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.” Paul J. Meyer
  • “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome.” Booker T. Washington
  • “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby
  • “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” Sophocles

Other:

  • Key to success = pleasing self; Key to failure= pleasing everyone else.
  • 5 Pillars of Success: emotional, intellectual, financial, spiritual, physical (Devin Sears)
  • ABC Success: Ability, Breaks, and Courage (Charles Luckman)

Acrostic:

Strategic Planning
U
nderstanding
C
ourage
C
onfidence
E
ndurance
Self-motivation
S
ensibility

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