There are days when the feeling of success just completely eludes you, when failure just seems to envelope you. Those are the days when you seem to have to fight for everything. But it isn’t so.
As hard as it maybe seem, this is time when you need to dig deep within you and draw on what you know to be true; that you are a SUCCESS in all that you do, even if the results aren’t what you expected.
“SUCCESS REQUIRES NO APOLOGIES, FAILURE PERMITS NO ALIBIS.”
If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it!
Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, for “they,” perhaps, do not know that EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT SUCCESS.
HILL, NAPOLEON. Think and Grow Rich (p. 27). White Dog Publishing. Kindle Edition.
The world will tell you that success is achieving what you set out to do. It will tell you that success is winning, that finding recognition and/or prosperity are essential ingredients to any success. All or some of these things are usually by-products of success, but they are NOT success.
What the world does not tell you- is that you cannot become successful, you can only be successful.
Realize that your entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are taking at this moment. There is always only this one step and so you give it your fullest attention. This does not mean that you don’t know where you are going, it just means that this is the primary step and the destination secondary. Also what you encounter at your destination once you get there depend on the quality of this one step. It means: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.
– Paraphrased from “A New Earth Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”, Eckhart Tolle