Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Words for Wednesday, Success


This quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

I remind myself today of what really matters to me as success. I think this quote offers a great perspective. I'm also reminded of another quote that I love, which I heard on the radio. I don't know who said it, but the quote was, "What other people think of me is none of my business."

The photo is of Bryce Canyon. It takes me to a memory of when I accomplished an amazing thing, despite my fears and doubts. I rode my bike up the mountain-side of switchbacks into Zion National Park, and then into Bryce Canyon, and then up 10,000 feet in elevation to Cedar Breaks and down again. I can do so much (and so can you) when I tell myself positive stories and measure myself by the right criteria.

*Photo from Microsoft Images

4 comments:

parTea lady said...

Thanks, Steph for this inspiring post. The photo is beautiful and I like both quotes, especially "What other people think of me is none of my business". Wouldn't we be so much better off if we really took that to heart.

Marilyn Miller said...

A beautiful picture and beautiful thoughts on success. Great quotes!

Hootie said...

Steph- This photo really drew me in...it's amazing! Love the quotes too.

You are always inspiring! :)

Sheila said...

Another saying I like and I'm not sure if it's relevant.

'Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter'.

It's important to know that we all have a purpose here, make the most of your days.