What is Success?

Most of us want to be a success... at something. No one wakes up with the thrill of having suddenly realized they want to be a failure, and yet most of us don't realize that even people who succeed also fail.

Below are some quotes about success. I hope at least one of them causes you to look in the mirror and see yourself as a success... at something.

From my favorite quote site online:

- Eighty percent of success is showing up. (Woody Allen)

- As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building. (Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

- If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. (M.H. Alderson)

- Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)

- What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. (Gene Fowler)

- I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it. (Jonathan Winters)

- Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. (David Frost)

- Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. (Author Unknown)

- In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. (Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book)

- Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment. (Ross Perot)

- Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. (William Feather)

- There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. (Christopher Morley)

- Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. (Booker T. Washington)

- Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. (George Smith Patton)

- It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. (Author Unknown)

- The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure. (B.C. Forbes)