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How To Succeed In Life

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Going through my logs the other day I found a few people were visiting my site looking for the answer to "How to succeed in life". 

Since I am considered by many to be a success (apparently only about 5% of Screen Actors Guild members actually make thier living from acting! That's a lot of unemployed hopeful actors) I feel as though I can write a few thoughts, but for this one time I am going to turn over the reigns of intellect to some much better known, much wiser heads as I present  How to succeed in life...

Herein I have compiled a repeated formula for success, using the knowledge of some of the most successful people this century followed by my own personal view on this topic.

This is How to succeed in life:


What is Success?

 "Success is the maximum utilisation of the ability that you have" - Zig Ziglar

 "When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through" - F. W. Nichol

"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much" - Elbert Hubbar

"Success.... is a result, not a goal" - Gustave Flaubert

"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill


How to Succeed

 "80% of success is showing up" - Woody Allen

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit" - Conrad Hilton

"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration" - Thomas Edison

"Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it" - Unknown

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerso

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it" - Goeth

"You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going" - Mark Victor Hansen

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unsuccessful genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan; 'press on', has solved and will solve the problems of the human race" - Calvin Coolidge

"The secret of success is constancy of purpose" - Benjamin Disraeli

"Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there is so little competition" - Elbert Hubbard

"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear" - David Mahoney


Can You Succeed  

"The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start with his shirt sleeves" - Garth Henrichs

"The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary" - May B.Smith

"Clear your mind of can't " - Samuel Johnson

"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality" - Anthony Robbins

"If you want to be rich spend your life buying (income producing) assets. If you want to be poor or middle class, spend your life buying liabilities" - Robert Kiyosaki

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing" - Abraham Lincoln


Creating Your Future 

"Knowing what you want is the first step in getting it" - Louise Hart

 "Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transends everything" - Napoleon Hill

"You don't just stumble into your future. You create your own future" - Roger Smith

"The future depends upon what we do in the present" - Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi


 Overcoming Obstacles

 "Nothing great was ever done without much enduring" - St. Catherine of Siena

 "I always try to turn every disaster into an opportunity" - John D. Rockefeller

 "One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks" - Jack Penn

"If you're going through Hell, keep going" - Sir Winston Churchill  

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal" - Henry Ford

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces" - Will Rodgers 



"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom" - General George S. Patton

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery" - James Joyce

"One often learns more from 10 days of agony than from 10 years of contentment" - Merle Shain

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely" - Rodin

"There is no failure exept in no longer trying" - Elbert Hubbard

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits" - Richard Nixon

"The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have and should have" - Louis E. Boone


Dealing With Negative People 

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great" - Mark Twain

"We must not allow others limited perceptions to define us" - Virginia Satir



"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes" - Benjamin Disraeli

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade" - Tom Peters

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises" - Demosthenes

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" - Thomas Edison

 "Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball" - Billie Jean King

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, THINK BIG" - Donald Trump


How To Succeed In Life Conan Style

Figure out what you want, what you really want from life - your wildest fantasies come true. Sounds simple yet most people do not know what they really want from life.  What makes you excited just to think about it? If you want to suceed in life then you need to know what it is that you are aiming for.

So you want to succeed in life, good start. The most important trait you are going to need to succeed  in life is DESIRE, a strong overpowering desire to have the things that spell out success to you.

DETERMINATION. Stick at it through thick and thin. Do not worry what other people think. Do not make excuses. The only failure is giving up or not even trying.

ACTION. Or as Nike says just do it. Get out and give it a go starting now.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. YOU CAN DO IT.  You can suceed in life.

That's it, that's all there is to it. 

Finally I would like to give you my personal definition of success:

"Success is the freedom to do what you want, with whom you want, when you want, wherever you want" - Conan Stevens

I hope you found inspiration in this article on how to succeed in life.

How To Suceed In Life An Explaination 

Yes I know there are some misspelt phrases of "how to suceed in life" in the article but I get Google search traffic from these misspellings so I'll leave them in place - hope you did not come here looking for information on how to suceed in life)


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