Relevance of Success Quotes in Life

By: Victor Ghebre

Success for some is an abstract term and to others an extremely definite and tangible concept. For some people, success remains something elusive, fluttering just within armís length, but never close enough for them to grab. For a few others, success is a way of life, an attitude with which they approach everything that comes their way.

Whatever, your approach may be, success quotes can definitely be the spark that can ignite your senses and encourage you to go for that goal youíve been postponing for such a long time. Most of these success quotes have been spoken by people who have redefined success by what theyíve achieved in their life. Hence, they command great respect. Letís look at some of the more popular quotes on success and evaluate what we can learn from them.

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley

Success is never an easy thing to achieve. To be successful, you need to have a vision; a vision that hasnít been envisioned by any one else. Many successful people chose to do things that were considered impossible in their time and age. When these men set out to achieve the impossible, they had to face not only the challenges posed by the monumental task itself, but also ridicule and contempt of people around him.

However, in spite of the derisive attitudes of their friends, family and foes; in spite of people pointing out to them what a lost cause it was, they kept going, on the strength of their conviction and the passion that told them that it was possible. And, in the end, they made it possible too!

"For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?" - James Allen

This success quote conveys a very simple message. There is never going to be another good reason, good time or good person to achieve the task at hand. You donít have to wait for a propitious time to start something. The time is right when you decide to take the first step towards attaining a goal. Besides, why do you need to wait for someone else to come along and do the task? Whatís wrong with you? Surely, you too are equipped with the necessary skills to do it. All good things follow when you decide to get down, get your hands dirty and accomplish the goal at hand.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A. Edison

Another powerful success quote that conveys a very simple, yet profound message - donít give up! Try, try, try, try, and try, till you get it. And if you donít get it, try yet again. You cannot break a boulder with one blow, nor with ten, nor maybe hundred. But you have to stay at it till you do. For all you know, maybe the hundred and first blow may create a chink in the boulder. And, to think, youíd have given up just one blow short of achieving your goal.

When your pace seems frustratingly slow, when the odds seem to be stacked high against you, and when all in you seems to be shouting Ďgive up, maní, thatís when you need to stick harder to your goal. For all you know, success may just be round that corner where youíve stopped and about to turn back.

Victor Ghebre is the editor of where you get practical tips and information on motivation, leadership, goal setting and more. Don't miss your FREE set of goal setting forms at: Goal Setting Forms

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