I have a brother, and he and I are quite different. He is very money, materialistic, and property-oriented, etc. A long time ago, I asked him, if he wanted to help my coach a Little League baseball team, and he asked me, "How much does it pay?"
I don't think my brother has ever volunteered for anything in his life! All he ever thinks is about the almighty dollar! (pretty sad) I, obviously, got someone else to volunteer to help me coach the team. We did this for two years, and we had an over-all record of 34-6, and I think the kids really had fun during this time! It was quite rewarding for me!
Granted...all of us need money or some sort of income to survive...but acquiring money, material things and property...keeping up with the Joneses, have never been on the top of my 'to do' list.
At present, success for me comes with the writing of my articles...and to have them read around the world on the Internet. I get great joy, when an article gets published on the Internet, and hopefully, the pieces can make a difference in somebody's life someplace around the world, etc. To date (3/10), over 100 of my 150+ articles have been published on more than 500 websites on the Internet, and can be seen at the following link;
As I said in the opening of this piece, success means different things to different people, and below is a list of quotes from many different people.
"The secret of success in life, is to be ready when the opportunity comes." Benjamin Disreal
"The most beautiful...the most practical philosophy in the world won't work...if you don't." Zig Ziglar
"Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are." David Thomas
"Unless you change how you are...you will always have what you've got." Jim Rohn
"Success is merely a matter of luck. Ask any failure." Earl Nightingale
"Success doesn't come to you...you go to it." Marva Collins
"There are three things for a good and successful life; learning; earning; and yearning." Christopher Morley
"It's easy to get to the top...after you've been through the crowd at the bottom." Laing Burns, Jr.
"Unless you're willing to have a go and fail miserable...and then have another go...success won't happen." Phillip Adams
"The only way around is through." Robert Frost
"If life were measured in accomplishment...most of us would die in infancy." A.P. Goately
"I want to put a ding in the universe." Steve Jobs
"Success is 70% showing up." Woody Allen
"God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas...but for scars." Elbert Hubbert
"Great things are accomplished by individual people, and not by comittees or companies." Alfred Montapeit
"Great things are not accomplished by those who yeald to trends; fads or popular opinion." Charles Kuralt
"To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else...is a great accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You don't have to see the whole staircase...just the first step." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The best job performance, goes to the person who can get the job done, without passing the buck, or coming back with excuses." Napolean Hill
"What's money? A man is a success, if he gets up in the morning...and goes to bed at night...and in between does what he wants to do." Bob Dylan
"There is only one success...to be able to spend your life your own way." Christopher McCullough
"Men (and women) are born to succeed...not fail." Henry David Throeau
"For those who want to succeed, will find a way...and for those who don't, will find an excuse!" Leo Aquilla
Since I can't find a way to end this piece successfully...does it mean that this piece will be unsuccessful?
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