by: Tim Conner
Everyone wants success, and yet they often don't know when they have it.
For most, it is the maddening chase toward a better way of life or more of something. More fame, power, recognition, money, or material stuff. For some, it is the understanding of a loving partner, the love of their child, or the people that they can count on when life throws them a curve.
I am coming to believe that success is not more material wealth, but peace, happiness, contentment, and love. Most of all love.
Real success is not to be sought after in the outer world, but discovered in your inner world. I am not condemning the stuff of life. We all want the things that life offers.
But we don't need as much as we think we do.
Sooner or later you will discover that real success is friends, strangers, and anyone who crosses our path. It is kindness shared, support given and received, listening, giving, and caring.
These will endure while your car rusts, your toys break, and you tire of the temporary gratifications that bring you what you think is real.
What matters is people. What lasts is love. What counts are true friends, and if you treasure these you can count yourself a success.
WORDS TO LIVE BY...
"The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight." - Mark Caine
"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."- Dale Carnegie
"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning." - Christopher Morley
"Success doesn't come to you - you go to it."
- Marva Collins
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."
- Vincent T. Lombardi
"Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen."
- Phillip Adams
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- Winston Churchill
"I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."
- Bill Cosby