January 20, 2005

What is Success?

"Wealth. A lofty position in society. Luxurious possessions. Power. These are the benchmarks by which many people define success. A big bank account is too often valued over intelligence, kindness, fulfillment, or generosity. But what is real success? Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that it is 'To laugh often and much...To appreciate beauty...To give of one's self' and 'To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation.' His striking words hold a deeper meaning about the unique relationship between the path to success and the eventual destination. The most successful people, those who feel most accomplished, are simply those who have taken the necessary steps to do that which they have always wanted to do. "

From DailyOM - Nurturing Mind Body & Spirit

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