Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. -Earl Nightingale

In the Strangest Secret, personal development pioneer Earl Nightingale offers us this definition of success.  He then goes on to explain, “A success is the school teacher who is teaching because that’s what he or she wants to do.  A success is the entrepreneur who starts his own company because that was his dream – that’s what he wanted to do.  A success is the salesperson who wants to become the best salesperson in his or her company and sets forth on the pursuit of that goal.”

“A success,” Nightingale continues, “is anyone who is realizing a worthy predetermined ideal, because that’s what he or she decided to do…deliberately.”

The key word here is “deliberately.”  Are you clear about your worthy ideal – your goals?  This week, if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to identify and write down your three primary goals.

Have a happy and productive week!

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