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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