What Is Success?

What Is Success Poem
Here’s a nice poem worth reading:

What Is Success?

It’s doing your work the best your can,
And being just to your fellow man;
It’s making money, but holding friends,
And staying true to your aims and ends;

It’s figuring how and learning why,
And looking forward and thinking high,
And dreaming a little and doing much;
It’s keeping always in closest touch

With what is finest in word and deed;
It’s being thorough, yet making speed;
It’s daring blithely the field of chance
While making labor a brave romance.

It’s going onward despite defeat,
And fighting staunchly, but keeping sweet;
It’s being clean and it’s fighting fair;
It’s laughing lightly at Dame Despair;

It’s looking up to the stars above.
And drinking deeply of life and love;
It’s struggling on with the will to win,
But taking loss with a cheerful grin;

It’s sharing sorrow, and work, and mirth,
And making better this good old earth;
It’s serving, striving, through strain and stress;
It’s doing your noblest…that’s success!

-Author Unknown

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    • January 6, 2010

    These few lines are inspiring path to reach success.
    Thank you.

    God Bless You.

    • LAURA
    • January 6, 2010

    I am so glad you are back and I hope your holiday were wonderful, and your New is as well. I really look forward to recieving you emails and was bummed when I did not seem them for awhile. Thanks so much, Laura

  1. Reply

    Really like this Shawn – want to post and link on my blog too if you are ok with that?

  2. Reply

    Go ahead, Graham. I don’t own the poem, so you’re free to post it. (I would appreciate a link back, though) 🙂

    • Laurie Vowels
    • March 12, 2010

    Beautiful poem, very inspiring.

    • Lee
    • March 13, 2010

    Truly a wonderful poem Shawn, so much wisdom in every line.

    Life is full of amazing experiences we need to embrace them and not be afraid and be thankful for the gifts we see and experience every day. Look at the the stars and the moon, the creation of each season, nature in full bloom, the sea and sky, sunrise, sunset. Music that fills our heart and soul, the scenic view that takes our breath away.

    How precious life can be by the touch of a hand, a hug, a smile. Thank you for each breath I take. I also know sorry and pain, I survived cancer, but I know there are no guarantees for me. I also watched many of my friends take their last breath. Still I value and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. I know I am blessed!

    • marites
    • April 4, 2010

    thank you for making me optimistic.i really love reading thoughts.keep up the good work and keep bringing one’s life brighter

    • Brinda
    • March 4, 2011

    Thanks Shawn,
    This poem was inspiring and has so much of meaning . Am sharing it at the work place :)!

    • karon beach
    • September 10, 2011

    I enjoy you because of your own efforts on this blog. My mum enjoys carrying out research and it’s really simple to grasp why. We all know all of the lively method you provide helpful things on this web site and even strongly encourage contribution from visitors about this subject matter plus our child is certainly becoming educated so much. Enjoy the remaining portion of the year. You’re the one carrying out a fabulous job.

      • shawn
      • September 12, 2011

      Thanks so much Karon; I really enjoyed your comment. It’s so great to hear multiple people in your family benefit from these quotes. I will do my best to keep on providing you with inspiration. 🙂

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