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Best Quotes About Success

Hi guys! I know all of you are waiting for some super motivational quotes about success but I prefer to start with an observation you should keep in mind while going over this article. Success comes together with an equal downside: once you experience success you instantly have a lot more to lose than to gain.

Everyone can experience success a few times in their life but you need a healthy mindset to build on top of that instead of getting scared about losing the results of your recent accomplishments. When you feel the wind of success that’s exactly when you have to double down on your attention and the avoid relaxing because this is what we all tend to do.

But let’s get to the quotes! The first one I would like you to remember is from Stephen Hawking, a man who knew like no other how to reach his maximum potential when many would have lost their confidence. The quote is:

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at”.

We live in a more materialistic world than any other time in history so we might be tempted to judge the success of a plumber based on the money he or she makes an amount that is obviously smaller than the salary of a banker for example.

The question is: Do you think the banker is automatically more successful than the plumber? What if the plumber measures his success in life based on the quality time he spends with his family? if you do what you love and you have objective signs that you are doing it really well you are successful no matter if you clean pools or write laws in the Senate.

Arnold Palmer said:

“The road to success is always under construction”.

Imagine you are in your twenties. You always dreamed about finishing an Ivy League college and you did. Are you successful? You might feel that way but close your eyes and remember how many accomplishments seemed amazing ten years ago and now they actually seem trivial or even funny. I love this quote because I strongly believe that success, similarly to failure, is never definitive.

We are tempted to believe we will always be successful in the moment when it happens but reality is very different and we need clarity of mind to understand this success like all the great things in life is a step by step process. From time to time you stop and admire how much of the never-ending mountain you conquered.

You can see your starting point but the pick, your maximum potential is never visible. A cool guy you may heard about, Bill Gates, once sad:

“Success is a lousy teacher; it seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”

You can relate this to my warning from the beginning of the video, don’t you? If you have problems with your kid or at your job with your boss always ask yourself: is this teaching me something? If the answer is yes, as it should always be, that’s great because you are building a great mindset. When you understand that all the things around you happen for you and nothing is against you then you’ll be successful.

Have you seen any athlete winning a competition and then winning the next three or four without putting proper effort? You didn’t. People won’t let you win just because you won the last time. Success doesn’t give you a free pass in life for more than a few days or even hours. At the exact moment when you get complacent somewhere someone out works you while you are getting caught in Disneyland thinking.

Never forget that! Winston Churchill, the biggest winner of the second world war, said:

” Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”

“But it’s hard!!” you will hear most people saying. Of course it’s hard. How else would you like this to be? What would happen to the significance of the word success if everybody suddenly becomes successful tomorrow? In the quote from Bill Gates you heard that success is a lousy teacher and now Churchill tells you going from failure to failure is actually the path to success. Isn’t this one of the most beautiful paradoxes in our lives?? Imagine you always wanted to open a restaurant.

Suddenly you got the money and here you are ready to embrace your dream. You are pumped! Your enthusiasm levels are skyrocketing. You start and after one week you find out that the dishes you thought will be the superstars of your restaurant aren’t so appreciated; then people start quitting and you spend more money than you make.

After six months you are forced to close the restaurant. What do you do now? Well… you don’t have to kill your dream together with the restaurant. You have to start by making a list of all the things you learned both good and bad. Make sure you use objective judgment because lying to yourself won’t do you any good. After you go through the list, after you failed with your first restaurant you are more prepared than ever to try again. It’s natural to have less enthusiasm than at the beginning but imagine that you now know a lot more than you did initially.

You are better prepared to collide with your dream. Here comes my favorite from H Jackson Brown jr.

“Earn your success based on service to others not at the expense of others”.

As usual I would like this one to be commented by you. I will just summarize it in one phrase: People who think they can be successful and happy and be alone at the same time, are delusional. These were the five quotes I prepared for today but I will leave you with a smart and positive quote on success by Henry David Thoreau. The quote is:

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”.

I hope you enjoyed the animation and found my explanation useful If you did, please give me some feedback by liking the video and writing your comment about quote number five which I remind you was:

“Earn your success based on service to others not at the expense of others”.

How do you see it? What does it mean to you?

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