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Thursday, June 2, 2011

GBE2: Success is the end part of a long journey...

The GBE2 subject this week is SUCCESS: 

What does my trusty Chambers English Dictionary make of this?

Briefly, fortune (good or bad), upshot , prosperousness, progress, achievement, attainment of wealth, influence or acclaim, a succesful person, book, affair, sequence, or successsion. Dictionaries!

What did a couple of great men from history have to say on the subject?

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln (1808-1865)

Try not to become a man of success but rather become a man of value. - Albert Einstein (!879- 1955)

More quotations here

So what does this really tell us?  In our pursuit of success, whether it is in our family life, employment, business, or sports and recreation, we should not become obsessed or narrow minded  in that pursuit of our goals or dreams. What is important is how we conduct ourselves and treat our fellow human beings during that journey. What is the point of becoming successful when we and others know full well that we have abused and mistreated others to attain our goals. It would be really be a personal failure to be known as somebody who would walk over others to achieve his or her success. There has to be personal integrity, honesty, hard work, resolution and value in our success. That is my opinion after a long life of raising four children and  being blessed with twelve grandchildren. That is my success in a nutshell!

Success is the end part of a long journey.

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Anonymous said...

That is pretty awesome...

Anonymous said...

"There has to be personal integrity, honesty, hard work, resolution and value in our success."

I agree completely!

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Thank you for your comments today, Diana and Word Nerd.