What I Know about Success

Happy Monday!

Here is a little inspiration and motivation to start the week.
I am reading the book, What I Know About Success- Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves. This one is from Barbara Walters to herself. :)
Dear Barbara,

Here is the truth. Here is the secret to success. If you follow your bliss, if you do what you love, you will be successful, at least in your own terms. And your own terms are important.
Arrive early to work and stay late.
Don't whine.
Don't blame others.
Compliment whenever possible. Fight the big fights only.
Remember that the person you are putting down today may be your boss tomorrow.
Remember, too, that there is a difference between job and a career, and a career often means sacrifices.
Have a private life. Cherish your friends, especially the ones who you know will cherish you even if, or when, you are no longer a success.
Failure, if you learn from it, can lead to success.
Success is wonderful. But read the above again. It isn't everything.
It can not be sad enough, follow your bliss.


1 comment

Michelle Brunner said...

Awesome letter! I just love Barbara Walters, she is so classy:) I think I am going to copy this letter down...great words to live by.

p.s. The little boy painting is AWESOME! Love it:)