21 thought-provoking quotes about success

Quotes about successMany people say they want to be successful but few achieve success in any meaningful way.

That said one person’s success is another person’s failure.

In fact, we all have different ideas about what constitutes success.

For some people it’s all about owning a million dollar mansion, whereas for others just being happy and contented would be their measure of success.

So, what does success mean to you?

In today’s post there are 21 thought-provoking quotes about success to help you reflect on what success actually means to you.

However you choose to define success it is possible to get to where you’d like to be with effort and determination.

Just decide where you want to go and don’t stop until you get there; though not before you’ve read today’s thought-provoking quotes about success.

Not only are they thought-provoking, I hope you’ll find them motivating and inspirational too dear reader.

Quotes about success:

  1. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. ~Stephen King
  2. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. ~Herman Cain
  3. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. ~Richard Branson
  4. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. ~Malcolm S. Forbes
  5. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis
  6. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~George Lorimer
  7. If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller
  8. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. ~Roy L. Smith
  9. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~Lucille Ball
  10. Quotes about successSuccess is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. ~Orison Swett Marden
  11. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. ~Albert Einstein
  12. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Abraham Lincoln
  13. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John R. Wooden
  14. Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. ~Brian Tracy
  15. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. ~George Sheehan
  16. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. ~Benjamin Disraeli
  17. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. ~Ray Goforth
  18. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. ~Napoleon Hill
  19. You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford
  20. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine
  21. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ~Robert Collier

Please share this post with all your friends:

Did you find these thought-provoking quotes about success interesting?

If you did then perhaps they might interest others you know too?

Please share them with your friends on social media because when you share, everyone wins. Do it now and I’ll be ever so grateful.

Thank you.

Similar articles you may also find interesting:

© Roy J Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2019. All Rights Reserved.

What is failure? 6 quotes to put it into perspective

What is failure? We hear the word so often but what does it really mean? It is so easy to be crushed by a sense of failure and yet actually there is no such thing as failure. There are only outcomes we didn’t want and lessons to be learned.

It’s not about how many times you get knocked down; it’s how many times you can get back up and have another go until you get it right. You cannot truly enjoy victory when it comes, if you have never known defeat first. You cannot achieve anything without the experience of at least the occasional failure along the way.

Before anyone was a success, they started out as a complete beginner. The road from beginner to achiever and master of your craft is inevitably littered with mistakes and failures. These are significant only for the lessons they teach us.

If you’re determined, persistent and hungry for success, you’ll just keep trying until you get where you want to go. If you really want to succeed, you’ll learn the lessons and then find a way to achieve your goal or realise your dream. If not you’ll just make excuses.

Never allow yourself to be overwhelmed by any sense of failure. It’s not fatal, at most it’s just a minor setback. Above all, never, ever give up until you get to where you were trying to go.

Success can be yours if you want it badly enough. And remember this; it is better to try and fail than never to have tried at all.

Here are 6 quotes to help you put failure into perspective.

I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~Michael Jordan

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~Steve Jobs

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. ~JK Rowling

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. ~Wilma Rudolph

So dear reader, was this post interesting? If so, please share it with your friends on social media. When you share, everyone wins.

Other Articles:

© Roy J Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2018. All Rights Reserved.

5 Motivational Quotes

If you’re looking for some motivational quotes then here are five that might interest you. These are some of the best motivational quotes you will find. As a result there could be something here you could use for that presentation or motivational speech.

Furthermore, even if they’re not quite what you’re looking for, you may still find something inspiring:-

Life is too short to waste it doing nothing. Make every day count! We don’t know when we will leave this world, so cherish every moment you have with loved ones. Never regret anything because everything happens for a reason. Enjoy every day and smile. Life is what you make it. ~Author Unknown

Self-pity is a losing strategy. It repels others and weakens you. ~Michael Josephson

What we have done for ourselves dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pike

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. ~Lewis Carroll

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm Forbes

If you enjoyed these quotes then please share them with your friends on social media. When you share, everyone wins.

Other Articles:

© Roy J Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved.

5 Inspirational Quotes

If you’re looking for some truly inspirational quotes then here are five that might just meet your needs:-

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. ~Thich Nhat Hahn

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time that the tide will turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Fredrick Koeing

People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~Dalai Lama

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment. ~Ralph Marston

If you enjoyed these quotes then please share them with your friends on social media. When you share, everyone wins.

Other Articles:

© Roy J Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Failure: Problem or a force for good?

1. What is success?

We all want our children to reach their full potential. We want them to lead lives in which they are happy and fulfilled. My definition of success is doing the very best I can with the potential I was given and enjoying each day as it comes. I want to enjoy the work I do but I want to stretch myself too. Even as a mature I adult, I remain keen to learn something new every day.  My philosophy of what constitutes success I gained from my parents and it is something I try to pass on to the next generation. Essentially my philosophy is that it’s better to try something and fail rather than wondering what might have been.

2. There’s no such thing as failure

However let me say this, I do not believe there is such as thing as failure. There are only outcomes other than the one we wanted. And those outcomes are simply lessons from which we learn before we try again. If we keep trying eventually we can be successful.

3. Teach your children well

The best way to teach children about success is to teach them that failure is not a bad thing. Teach them never to fear failure. Teach them to have a go and enjoy the experience. Let them know that either they’ll succeed or they’ll learn a lesson. So either way they’ll gain and they’ll grow in character. You can only appreciate success if you’ve experienced a few failures along the road.

4. Force for good

If you think about it, failure is in fact be a force for good. Failure is simply a natural part of life and learning. Everyone fails occasionally and at any given time we’re more likely to fail than we are to succeed. However learning from failure makes us wiser and tougher. Failure is never desirable but it is very useful. It’s also inevitable, at least sometimes. The only way to avoid failure is to avoid risks and challenges and then you cannot grow as a person.

5. Secret to success

The secret to success is to use unsuccessful experiences as stepping stones to achieving your aims. Failure is never final and we should not allow an unsuccessful experience to discourage us or cause us to give up.

Failure is not, nor will it ever be, a person. So next time your child gets an outcome he or she didn’t want, reassure him or her that though it might be disappointing, it’s not a problem. It’s simply an opportunity to learn which shouldn’t be wasted.

Anyone experiencing failure should simply reflect on their actions and the outcome to discover the lesson within. Then use the knowledge gained to guide future efforts. Perseverance and persistence will get us there in the end. We just use these experiences to be a bit smarter next time.

Other Articles:

© Roy J Sutton and Mann Island Media Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons