Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What's your definition of success?

We love this definition of success 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.

Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Emerson!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this definition of success. I think too many people associate money with happiness and success and get hung up on this. This is a nice reminder of all the non-material things in the world that can be used to measure success in life.

-Alison