We all want to be “successful”. But what does “success” mean?
Here’s what Ralph Waldo Emerson thinks about it:
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
I guess if you nail that list you’re doing pretty well. Have your say in the comments: do you agree with Ralph or is it just cheesy twaddle?