What is your definition of success? When would you declare proudly that you have succeeded? Succeeding in life may be easier than you could imagine. Read the poem of Ralph Waldo Emerson called “Success” before making up your mind...
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Edited by the Kigem Team
January 11, 2011