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Emerson’s Definition of Success

Heard this at my last Vistage meeting from Jay Rifenbary. It’s Emerson’s definition of success. Great speaker introduced me to a great quote.

To laugh often and much,


to win 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.

By |2012-09-19T20:50:05+00:00March 18th, 2012|Leadership, Personal|1 Comment

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  1. Bill Dotson March 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Love this quote…

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