Success Tool Shop

Those who follow my various endeavors are aware of my other blogs. I have made the decision to consolidate to save time, effort. and duplicate postings. My domain has expired and the articles that appeared there, but not here, will be slowly added. A number of them were extremely popular and I don’t want them to just disappear.

When a piece is from that source it will be noted along with the original posting date. The one below was the “sticky” post that always appeared at the top of the first page.

What is Success?

Posted to SuccessToolShop on January 5, 2010 in Category: Workbench


What Is Success?

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one’s self;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived –
This is to have succeeded.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

 This world famous quote is seen or heard often. Do you find YOUR definition of Success within these words? Many folks will say yes but then come back with, “Idealistically yes, but in reality – success is money and things.” One way or another, we all strive for whatever meaning we personally put to the word Success.

Yet with all the effort and focus on achieving success – how many people feel they get there? NY Times author Joel Comm has written “The Top One Percent is the group of people who inspire us all by their success stories.” If so few ‘make it’ there must be a reason. We are going to pursue and expose the reasons that most people miss their goal. But we won’t stop there. We will show you what you need to do. Simply put: If one person has done it, you can do it too – by following the same patterns. The intent of this blog is to discuss and explain:
A/ What needs to be done.
B/ What is needed to do it.
C/ How to observe and overcome the obstacles on the path.
D/ Teach method and skills.
E/ Show how to Plan and Take Action.

Every resource will be examined and utilized. Join us in this journey. Read along, study together with us here and with the web community that will join us en route. Together we will expose every path and tool leading to Emerson’s vision of Success and yours.

Here you will find more than theories and ideas. We will present the actual Tools and Training needed to work your way to Success.


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