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Motivated Monday – What Constitutes Success

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     In 1905 a Boston magazine held a contest asking people to send in an essay about what constitutes success. A Kansas housewife named Bessie Stanley heard about the contest and submitted her essay. To her surprise she won the contest and the $250 prize that came with it. Later her essay was converted into a poem and then repeatedly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson or Robert Louis Stevenson.

     Her simple definitions of the attributes of a successful person are a great reminder to all of us that success comes in many forms and in an infinite number of areas of life. Find something to improve on every day and you will find success!

Kris

WHAT CONSTITUTES SUCCESS

He has achieved success who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men
and the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it,
whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty
or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others
and given them the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.

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6 Forgotten Truths About Time

Thoughts on Time 1

One of the greatest indicators of personal success is how well we manage our time.

This morning I received an e-mail from a friend, Dr. Jerry Simon, that complied a couple of different, well-known, thoughts about time. I don’t know the original authors of each thought but I like the way they work together in this post. Enjoy!

If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400—with no balance carried from day to day—what would you do? Well, you do have such a bank…time.

Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as “lost” whatever you have failed to use toward good purposes. It carries over no balances and allows no overdrafts. You can’t hoard it, save it, store it, loan it or invest it.

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Excuses!

Excuses!

No More Excuses

There is not an excuse you could ever come up with that someone else hasn’t overcome and turned into an incredible success. Do not excuse yourself from the table of success because the first three courses were adversity, hard work, and self-discipline. The final course in that meal includes happiness, accomplishment, and purpose. So stick around for dessert!

Kris

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1 Step to Success

1 Step to Success

Is there a “secret” to success? A lot of people will tell you there is and they are happy to sell you all kinds of products that will push their idea. I have found that most people have a hard time even defining success. Why is that? It is because success is a very broad term. There aren’t two people in the world that have the exact same definition of success. For one person it is monetary, for another it is social, and for many others it revolves around a career. Our personal definition of success is a blend of results in many different areas important to us individually.

So is there a formula for achieving success that works for everyone? Yes there is! It is a universal formula that works no matter how you define success.…

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