What Does It Mean to Be Successful?

Sat, Nov 10, 2007

Fun Corner, Success Secrets

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is in the doing, not the getting… in the trying, not the triumph.”
— Wynn Davis

This was the beginning of the first chapter of a new book I started reading today: “Life’s Greatest Lessons” by Hal Urban.

This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months since I bought it. I didn’t get to read it because I didn’t expected much as I hadn’t heard of the author’s name and wasn’t expecting much depth of content inside.

Well today, I was very surprised when I started reading by chance…

I was organizing my bookshelf today. Then I saw this book and opened it in the middle to take a peak…

And that was the beginning of my half a day reading it and taking many notes from it. Until this moment, I’ve read 91 pages of it and have already learned so much that I haven’t read in the past one month from all the books I read.

The quote you saw at the beginning of this post is from chapter one of this book. Here’s a beautiful and inspiring part from the same chapter for you to enjoy…

“What Does It Mean to Be Successful?

This is what successful people do in some of the most important areas of life…

۱٫ Successful people accept life as it is, with all its difficulties and challenges. They adopt to it rather than complain about it. They accept responsibility for their own lives instead of blaming or making excuses.

They say YES to life in spite of its negative elements and make the most of it – no matter what the circumstances are.

۲٫ Successful people have a sense of direction and purpose – they know where they are going. They set goals, accomplish them, and then set new goals. They accept and enjoy challenges.

۳٫ Successful people have a strong desire to learn – about life, the world, and themselves. They see learning as a joy, not a duty. They are always discovering… always growing.

۴٫ Successful people are action-oriented. They are not afraid of hard work and they don’t waste time.

۵٫ Successful people understand the difference between existing and living, and always choose the latter.

They get the most out of life because they put the most into it. And they enjoy life to the fullest.”

If you find yourself saying, “Yes! I am like this!”, then congratulations! Because you are a success-minded person and are already away of the 99% of the population, because most people go through life without ever even thinking about these deep lessons in life.

If you find yourself understanding the above points but not really that much relating to them, still congratulations because the fact that you are reading these words here, is proof of you are serious about growing your mind and discovering the secrets to making your life more successful.

So you are still much ahead of the average person. You have a gift that many don’t have: The desire to grow your life and happiness.

Now I’m not going to spoil the surprise for you by telling you more about what you’ll find inside this book, but I definitely recommend grabbing your own copy at (It has already received 5/5 rating from other readers).

I decided to tell you about this amazing book today because I really care about your success… your happiness. 🙂

So even though it was 12:23 a.m. and it was already late for sleep, I saw I couldn’t keep myself from letting you know about it.

Hope you enjoy reading this book and benefit from it as much as I did! 😀

Good night (or good day, depending on where you are)…


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