The Truth about Success

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by johnlewis, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. johnlewis

    johnlewis New Member

    Hello,

    I am new to the forum and would like to share an email that I received about Success. This is an excellent read. Enjoy!

    For some reason, we like to think that something outside ourselves will cause us to be successful. We too often fall prey to fantasies of being lucky, or being in the right place at the right time, or getting in on a "ground floor" opportunity.

    Those things happen, to be sure. Yet they are unreliable at best. The reality is that we really don't need to be lucky. While the chances of being in the right place at the right time are very slim, success is almost guaranteed for anyone who will do whatever it takes to achieve it.

    Your success must come from you. What is success, anyway? It is the ability to live your life in the way that you choose, with purpose and meaning. No one can live your life but you. Success is not defined by the physical possessions to which you have legal title. It is defined by the way you live your life.

    The only person who can make you successful is you. Sure, you might be able to acquire the tokens and appearances of success without putting yourself into it. But you will not have success. Success demands daily, moment-by-moment commitment and effort. Success requires that you put forth the best you have to give.

    When success is achieved, it's interesting that those things which were previously considered the price of success -- hard work, effort, discipline, persistence -- also emerge as the key rewards of that very same success.

    Have a Great Day!
     
  2. Thanks
    It is inspirational, and true
    Joe
     
  3. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    It is a excellent article.

    And it is true
     
  4. GunHoChris

    GunHoChris New Member

    Very enjoyable read and good points expressed in that email. Thanks for sharing with this community.

    Success is what you make of it. If you're not willing to learn then you're not willing to earn. It's as simple as that when taking the journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
     
  5. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    Ofc, hard work, persistence and discipline are so much easier when you're doing something you LOVE. [​IMG]
     
  6. JenniferF

    JenniferF New Member

    Napoleon Hill says this in chapter 15 of "Think and Grow Rich"

    "Your business in life is, presumably to achieve success. To be successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life, and above all, attain HAPPINESS". ...

    He goes on to say "You may influence, direct and eventually control your own environment making your life what you want it to be ??“ OR you may neglect to exercise the privilege which is yours, to make your life to order, thus casting yourself upon the broad sea of "CIRCUMSTANCE" . where you will be tossed hither and yon."

    Success is not by chance... it is a choice and ours to make
     
  7. dmitch31

    dmitch31 New Member

    Wow Jennifer. Great motivational stuff. Thanks!
     
  8. jschuman

    jschuman New Member

    Good post! I supposed success is like beauty in that it lies in the eye of the beholder. I would agree that true success is the ability to choose to do what you want, when you want and where you want. Luckily that's what a successful Internet marketing business allows all of us to do.
     
  9. ownyourlife

    ownyourlife New Member

    JenniferF: Napoleon Hill says this in chapter 15 of "Think and Grow Rich"

    "Your business in life is, presumably to achieve success. To be successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life, and above all, attain HAPPINESS". ...

    He goes on to say "You may influence, direct and eventually control your own environment making your life what you want it to be ??“ OR you may neglect to exercise the privilege which is yours, to make your life to order, thus casting yourself upon the broad sea of "CIRCUMSTANCE" . where you will be tossed hither and yon."

    Great words Jennifer!
     
  10. CSGWAHM

    CSGWAHM New Member

    I love the book Jennifer......thanks for sharing that great message.
     
  11. GavinStephenson

    GavinStephenson New Member

    Yes Yes Yes

    Great Post. Thats Right I All Starts Within..

    I spend more time on myself than i do on My Business

    Success is Building You Everyday.. That Then False The Universe to attract More Success Too you.. PEOPLE - EVENTS. When You Have Success Within You, You Will Have It Externally.

    You Can Only Earn Income To The Degree You Can Replace Yourself.. So Old Habits and To be Replaced With New ONEs. HOW YOU ASK?

    LoL

    Intend It The Right Things Will Come Your Way

    Tony Robbins - "Get The Edge" Did It For Me. But I Still Train My Mind Everyday to get rid of all the old Furniture in my mind.. The Conditioning Past Events and Actions.

    I Breath Success now ... I want Success As Much As I want To Breath. Do You?

    Thanks For The Post, Truly grateful to share and enjoy this place we call work at home.. lol

    Cheers
     

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