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Embrace Success

How do you define success?

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C atching
C laps
S alutations and
S miles

Defining success is step one to attaining it.
We have to know what we want to see
before we can know if we’ve attained it or not.

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So, you set a goal … like getting a degree…
And when you achieve that goal,
Then you can say, “Yay! I succeeded!”

But what if your goal is elusive?
What if you’re not sure about the outcome?
How do you achieve success?
Is it a journey?

Heehee… did you laugh?
Well, the point is, success is not a journey!
Success is a cycle!
It’s not a destination.
It’s a process that has no end.

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In my “Refuel*” devotional time a couple of days ago, I heard a theory about the Cycle of Success that made perfect sense to me. I hope it speaks to you the way it did to me.

* Bayside Church – Refuel devotional – http://bit.ly/devo020221

Cycle of Success

  1. TEST – take risks, be creative
  2. FAILURE – fail forward! Don’t lose your enthusiasm. All success involves trial and error.
  3. LEARN – it’s not what you know that counts; it’s what you do with what you know.
  4. IMPROVE – how does what you learn improve you or your quest?
  5. REENTER – back up to the top – begin again – test
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Success is a series of Ah-Hahs. It is a LIGHT that keeps on shining. It is never done.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” …

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” –

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” … (It’s not a road, it’s a cycle!)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” –Confucius

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. Jim Rohn

“Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill

Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. Zig Ziglar

One of my measures of success
in this blogging world is
getting comments from my friends.

What are your goals?
How do you measure your success?
Tell me about it…

Bob says, “Here’s my definition of success!”

Have a great Thursday evening and Friday.
See ya tomorrow.
Love, JanBeek

Comments on: "Embrace Success" (8)

  1. I love that photo of daddy! I think you’re a huge success, ma! You were a brilliant teacher who touched the lives of hundreds of students over the years. You were (ARE!) an amazing mother who raised two healthy and happy children. You’ve been happily married for almost 60 years, too! I wish I will be as successful as you. I love you. 💞💞💞💞💞

  2. Wow, on first reading I love this, Jan. I will read several times until it really sinks in. I think I’m probably one of those people the man talks about in the film clip who keep getting up when they learn something, but skip the improvement stage!
    Your students were so fortunate to have had you as a teacher. xx

    • Thank you for your affirmative response, {{{Lesley}}} – And as for those students, I was the fortunate one. They certainly blessed my life – and some keep in touch even 50 years later. What joy they bring me!! <3

  3. Knowing you have done your best regardless of result

  4. I like Bob’s definition of success. Wow, now that is an awesome trout. Success is our personal testament of achievement, big or small, as we journey down the river of life one day at a time.

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