The Art of Success
The art of success is a continuing
upward spiral of progress.
It is perpetual growth.
Success is to have the courage
to meet failure without being defeated.
It is refusing to let present loss
interfere with your long range goal.
Success is relative, individual and personal.
It is your answer to the problem of
making your years add up to a great life.
It is focusing the full power of all you are
on what you have a burning desire to achieve.
“Art of Living”, Wilfred A. Peterson
Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes, once said, “I found the great thing in this world is, not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.”
We are constantly on the move, engaged in basically two forms of travel. The first is physical motion – travel to work, social engagements and meetings. The second is our continuous journey through time – moment to moment – day to day – year to year. But curiously, we approach these similar types of travel in very different ways.
In most instances, we spend an enormous amount of time and energy planning the occasional journey. Vacations, visits to friends or business trips carry with them different purposes. A great deal of forethought goes into the date of departure, the mode of travel, what to wear, itineraries and how much it will cost.
The second form of travel – your continuous journey through time – is often less planned and less organized by comparison. Yet, it is the most important journey of all – for you will only make it once.
Ask yourself where you have been heading for last few years. What are you doing now? Where do you want to be in one week, one year, or ten years from now?
Planning your life with as much purpose and focus as you plan your vacation… is creating your success. Success comes to those who know where they are going and how they are going to get there.