Thursday, February 19, 2015

But WHAT is success?

1. The effort is the prize. 
I've always loved this quote:
http://www.progressfocused.com/2009/05/effort-is-prize.html
Source: popular
In the end the great truth will have been learned: 
that the quest is greater than what is sought, 
the effort finer than the prize - 
or rather, that the effort IS the prize - 
the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigour of the game. 
- Benjamin Cardozo

2. Chill.  Don't target success directly. 
I screen-grabbed an 'obliquity' quote just now from - of all places - a business course online.
I didn't know business education had time for the warm-and-fuzzy. 
https://www.coursera.org/course/futuremanagement
Source: Managing the Company of the Future, Coursera + Julian Birkinshaw @ LBS
Don't aim at success.  
The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.  
For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, 
and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.  
- Victor Frankl

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1 comment:

Raphael Audi Amwe said...

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED J.B. CARDOZO's quote first heard it from you in 2008 still have it written at the back cover of one of my EM engineering text books and still look at it every once in awhile. thanks alot it has been very inspiring

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