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jeudi, mars 15, 2007

Words of Wisdom

"Again and again I therefore admonish my students in Europe and America: Don't aim at success -- the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run -- in the long-run, I say! -- success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it." Viktor Frankl

5 comments:

om@, free as a bear a dit…

I do agree at 150 %. Success cant' be a goal.

Christelle a dit…

Exact and as you can see, I updated the quote for a better understanding.

Eddy a dit…

Maybe they will miss it because they got the wrong definition of success or happiness?
As far as iam concerned, it has nothing - or few! - to do with 3 cars in the garage, an huge villa and bahamas holidays!

btw,
Are lydie and christelle two faces of
the same medal?

Lydie a dit…

Eddy, no Christelle & I are two different persons :))) I guess there are two different profiles in the C-colum right?

Back to the subject here:
Il y a une grande différence entre réussir sa vie et réussir dans la vie. Il arrive qu'on passe beaucoup de temps sur la 2ème partie de l'équation.

Eddy a dit…

Lydie, ok, never mind!