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Success

The definition of success is as follows:

Noun
1. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
1. The attainment of popularity or profit.

What seems to be forgotten in our present day society is the path along which success is ground out and worked towards. We look at popular figures in all walks of life and think they got there by fluke, or luck, or heredity. Some of them have, but the great majority of them worked and worked and worked for years. Constantly striving for their aim or purpose. Ceaselessly pursuing their dreams day after day after day.

To put the concept of success in a different and much better light I would like to share a quote from a ‘successful’ basketball player. The well known Michael Jordon. What he reveals with this beautiful and honest quote is what success really is. The process of chasing a dream. Chasing an aim or purpose, without any thought of results.

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed!”

Keep chasing your dreams, pursuing your aims, fulfilling your purpose. Don’t worry about what others are doing. Don’t be concerned about others opinions, whose are probably someone else’s anyway.

To keep falling down again and again is what living life out of your comfort zone is all about. Just make sure you always get up after you have fallen, and let success flow into your life!

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The Mark of a Moderate Man

The mark of a moderate man
is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all-pervading like the sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view
and makes use of anything
life happens to bring his way.

Nothing is impossible for him.
Because he has let go,
he can care for the people’s welfare
as a mother cares for a child.

Tao Te Ching 59

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