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To Have Succeeded

There’s a great little poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson that I love and thought was worth sharing with you today.

There are many definitions of success, and truthfully because we are all so unique, we will all have different ways of measuring it in our own lives.  It’s always great to get someone’s perspective on success, particularly if they are a really sharp person and successful themselves, like Emerson was.

Read the poem he wrote and see if it inspires you or moves you in any certain way.  I think it is as brilliant and meaningful as it is succinct.  Leave your own comments and let me know what you think.  Here’s to your ongoing success.  Enjoy.

Success

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

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