He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar. – Chuang
If youre not failing every now and again, its a sign youre not doing anything very innovative.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
Real success in life means the individual’s conquest of himself; it means how he has bettered himself not how he has bettered his fortune. The great question of life is not ‘What have I?’ but ‘What am I?’
To succeed, you must first improve, to improve, you must first practice, to practice, you must first learn, to learn, you must first fail.
You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
The business schools reward difficult complex behaviour more than simple behaviour, but simple behaviour is more effective.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
If you’ve had wonderful family relationships, you will be able to call yourself a true success in life no matter what else you’ve achieved.
How committed are you? There is a remarkable difference between a commitment of 99% and 100%.