Oct 25

The Definition of Success by Earl Nightingale

First, we have to define success and here is the best definition I’ve ever been able to find: “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”
A success is the school teacher who is teaching because that’s what he or she wants to do.

A success is the entrepreneur who starts his own company because that was his dream —
that’s what he wanted to do.

A success is the salesperson who wants to become the best salesperson in his or her company and sets forth on the pursuit of that goal.

A success is anyone who is realizing a worthy predetermined ideal, because that’s what he or
she decided to do … deliberately. But only one out of 20 does that!

Have you ever wondered why so many people work so hard and honestly without ever achieving anything in
particular, and why others don’t seem to work hard, yet seem to get everything?
They seem to have the “magic touch.” You’ve heard people say, “Everything he touches turns to gold.”
Have you ever noticed that a person who becomes successful tends to continue to become more successful? And, on the other hand, have you noticed how someone who’s a failure tends to continue to fail?

The difference is goals.

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple.

Failures, on the other hand, believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances … by things that happen to them … by exterior forces.
Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take — it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000, it will get there.
Now let’s take another ship — just  like the first — only let’s not put a crew on it, or a captain at the helm. Let’s give it no aiming point, no goal, and no destination. We just start the engines and let it go. I think you’ll agree that if it gets out of the harbor at all, it will either sink or wind up on some deserted beach — a derelict. It can’t go anyplace because it has no destination and no guidance.

Do you want to be in the top 5% of individuals?

Do you want to live your life without worrying about where the next pay cheque will come from?
Do you believe that with the right tools you can have all this and more?

If so, take the next step to being in total control of your life.

Stay tuned for “The 30 Day Test”

Earl Nightingale