What Is True Success – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is True Success – 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 health child, A garden patch Or a redeemed social condition; To know even 1 life has breathed easier. Because you have lived This is to have succeeded. “The highest reward for work is not what you get for it but what you become by it. “The only people to get even with are those who have done good to you. ’ “The greatest thing in life isn’t never falling, but rising every time you fall. ” “There are essentially 2 things that make you wiser – the books you read and the people you meet. ” Success – Walt Disney Think Tomorrow – Make today’s effort pay off tomorrow. Free the Imagination – You are capable of more than you can imagine – so imagine the ultimate. Strive for Lasting Quality – “Good enough” never is. Have Stick-to-it-ivity!! – Never give up – ever!!!

Have fun While Achieving Goals – You are never truly a success until you enjoy what you are doing. CHANGE THE WORLD (Anglican Bishop around 1100AD) When I was young and free my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered that the world would not change, so I decided to change my country. It too seemed unmovable. As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing my family and those closest to me. They would have none of it.

And now as I lay on my deathbed I suddenly realize: if I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would have been able to better my community, city country, and who knows – I may have even changed the world. “Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you are good at – something that is bigger than you are and you can hardly wait to get at it again. Trade-offs for Success Trade the First Half for The Second Half – Much of the first half of life is spent paying dues for later success. The greater the dues you pay now the more they compound. Trade Affirmation for Accomplishment – Accolades fade quickly but accomplishments can last a lifetime. Trade Immediate Pleasure for Personal Growth – It takes an oak tree years to grow and a squash a few weeks. Which do you want to be? Trade Exploration for Success – The younger you are the more experimenting you can do.

But once you find what you were created to do, stick with it. Trade Quantity of Life for Quality of Life – Life is not a dress rehearsal. Give it your best because you won’t get another chance. Trade Acceptable for Excellence – Nobody ever achieved greatness doing acceptable work. Trade Addition for Multiplication – When you invest in others you multiply your efforts. Every person you help becomes a partner on your road of life.