Quotes About Success

Quotes about success are many and varied depending on how you define the word "SUCCESS".

Is success:

  • being at the top of your chosen profession?
  • bettering yourself from your current position right now?
  • being happy within yourself?
  • doing something for the first time?
  • being complimented on a piece of work you have done?

Whatever you come up with in defining the word, it definitely has an underlying connection to attitude and motivation.

Quotes about Success from a Statesman

The great Statesman, Winston Churchill, had many quotes about success, here are a couple:

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential"

"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won"

"I never worry about action, but inaction"

Quotes about success from a sportsman

How to sportsman see success?

It can only be from being in the best physical shape they can possibly be, and winning - or achieving a Personal Best. And in order to be successful, they have to have a desire and goal

This is a success quote from Ashton Easton, the sportsman.

"The desire definitely comes from within.  There are only a few people who make it to this level, and these are the ones who have that innate desire".

Without a burning desire, there is no fire in your belly, there is no real reason to get out of bed.

Success quote from two influential women about women

I think these two quote are wonderful, but the underlying message here is that when placed in the right situation, or when you have a burning desire to achieve something, success happens.

"A woman is like a teabag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water"  - this quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt.

Amelia Earhart is the other influential woman who had a desire to fly.  At the time, this was a very male dominated job, and still is today.  Amelia was the first woman to fly successfully across the Atlantic on 17th June 1928, taking her 21 hours.

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it"  -  short, sweet and to the point!

Positive attitude quote from Helen Keller

Success in life is intangible, you can't touch it as it is a very personal thing.  It might be for you

  • peace of mind
  • self satisfaction.

I have great admiration for Helen Keller and this is one of her quotes about success.

"Your success and happiness lies with you.  Resolve to keep happy and your joy shall form an invincible host against difficulties".

Now no one can argue with this formidable women who was both deaf and blind.

To some, success is trying, trying, trying again until you finally succeed in what you want to accomplish.

"Failure is success if we learn from it" - Michael Forbes

"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake" - Meister Eckhart

Do you start something and then give up?

Do you have goals set so you know where you are heading?  A personal growth development plan will help you over any glitches you have on your life's journey and failure and success are all part of this journey.

At the end of the day, success comes down to you and how you perceive the word.  Daily we have pushed in front of us "successful" people.  But are they?  According to who?  To themselves - well maybe?  How do we know they are successful?  The answer is, we don't.

Does the CEO of a large corporate firm have a happy relationship, a happy family, a happy work/life balance.  On the face of it we always assume they do, but reality may be very different.  He may be successfully financially, and for him that may mean success, but for others, it may just be a hollow victory to him.

I'll end with one of the quotes about success from Meister Eckhart again, who says:

"The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great".


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