Success is a very sweet word. Everybody wants success. Who wouldn’t? If you ask a child what he/she intends to be in the future, the most common answer is “to be successful”.
But, what is a success? How do you measure success? Does everyone deserve success? Is success measured by the number of cars you own? Does your net worth measure it? Does fame measure it? Does power measure it?
Oftentimes, a person’s success is associated with his wealth. If a person owns a big and beautiful house, expensive cars, elegant clothes, and other expensive things, people looked up to him and considered him as a very lucky person. What people do not know, is that some of these individuals who own almost everything in the world do not consider themselves successful enough. Thus, they want more as if what they have (which is too much) is not yet enough.
A Success Story of Retired Teacher
Once, a retired teacher was asked if she can consider herself successful. The teacher spent 35 years of her life in teaching. All these years, she was not able to build a big and beautiful house and has not bought many cars. She doesn’t have a huge amount of money in the bank. Thinking about these things, the teacher said, “I am not rich. Teaching has not given me millions. But, you can’t just say that I am not successful just because I don’t wear signature clothes.” Then, the teacher was asked what makes her consider herself fortunate and she answered, “When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to teach students, and I wanted them to learn. When I became a teacher, I did not only teach my students. I have also inspired them. My student did not just learn. They even excelled in different fields. They become experts. Hence, I got more than what I wanted. This gives me the wonderful feeling that making me genuinely happy for following my dream – to become a teacher. And these are the reasons why I consider myself successful.”
Clearly, the teacher is happy and satisfied. This can remind us that being rich is not the only indicator that a person is lucky. Success starts with knowing what you want to do with your life, following your heart’s desires, feeling happy, and contented.
Here are some inspiring success quotes with images for you all.
Don’t Let Others Design Your Life Plan
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Set Your Goal Extremely High
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”
Never Cease Yourself To Take Risk
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Never Give Up Chasing Your Dream
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
-Thomas A. Edison
Believe In Yourself
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Success Will Never Be A Self Invited Guest
Success doesn’t just come and find you, you have to go out and get it.
Success Makes Your Efforts Sane
“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”
The Untold Story of Public Glories
” Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.”
Some More Inspirational Quotes About Success
- “Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t matter.” -Francis Chan
- What does success depends on the second letter?
- “To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” -Mike Gafka
- “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” -Albert Einstein
Some Special Inspirational Images of Success From Internet
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True Success is not always what you see at first impression:
Every success starts with planning and knowing what you want to do and achieve in life. Then, success becomes closer when you work towards it, conquering anything along the way, and continuously raising up every time you fall.
Moreover, success should always be accompanied by happiness and contentment. If you think you already have it all but you still want more, then you have not yet achieved what you want. Thus, success is not yet in your hands.
Besides, success should not damage a person. It should not make you rude or greedy. Instead, success should bring out the goodness in you and make you a better person.
**Disclaimer: Original sources of the last three images are unknown, credit goes to the respective original owners.