How Do You Spell Success?

“Success depends on your backbone, not your wishbone.”

Today we’re going to explore the success secrets of some of history’s greatest success stories in our article entitled How do you spell SUCCESS?

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

So how do you spell success?

I guess it depends on who you ask.

Success, it seems, means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

Benjamin Disraeli seemed to spell success p-r-e-p-a-r-a-t-i-o-n, reminding us of the importance of being ready when opportunity presents itself.

That’s seems like a good spelling lesson, since success has often been defined as the moment preparation meets opportunity.

And Henry Ford, one of America’s greatest success stories concurred, saying, “Before everything else; getting ready is the secret of success.”

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

It looks like Dr. Schweitzer spelled success h-a-p-p-i-n-e-s-s, suggesting that pursuing our passions in life – doing the things we love to do – is the true path to prosperity and achievement.

It makes sense, doesn’t it?

After all, whenever you’re actively engaged in a project that stirs your soul and makes you come alive, you’re much more likely to throw your entire heart into the effort. And it’s precisely that type of all out commitment to excellence that ultimately insures your success.

David Frost seconded the good doctor’s spelling of success when he said, “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”

Are there other ways to spell SUCCESS? Let’s take a look!

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.”
– Walter Chrysler –

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
– Dale Carnegie –

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
– Sir Winston Churchill –

Hey, these aren’t half bad either.

After all, enthusiasm is the cornerstone of success, often providing that much needed spark to propel us down the path to greatness.

Without enthusiasm, there isn’t a whole lot we can accomplish in life.

On the other hand, with enthusiasm on our side, there’s not much we cannot achieve. Enthusiasm encourages us to go farther, push harder and reach higher than ever before. No doubt about it – it’s hard to spell success without e-n-t-h-u-s-i-a-s-m.

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.”
– Norman Vincent Peale –

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers –

The good doctors above emphasize the importance of holding a powerful, positively charged picture of yourself succeeding in your mind.

They believed that s-e-e-i-n-g yourself succeeding – in your mind – paves the pathway to success.

When you consistently hold a crystal clear mental picture of yourself enjoying a rich and rewarding life, your mind will get busy putting together a game plan to turn this dream into reality.

After all, seeing is believing, isn’t it?

We’re not quite through wih our spelling lesson. Here are a few more ways to spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S:


“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
– Booker T. Washington –

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln –

O-v-e-r-c-o-m-i-n-g A-d-v-e-r-s-i-t-y.

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
– General George S. Patton –

“People fail forward to success.
– Mary Kay Ash –


“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

Success can certainly mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but one thing is for certain.

The only place in the world where success comes before w-o-r-k is in the dictionary.

Want to be super successful? Then roll up your sleeves and get to work! And always remember this: God gave us two ends. One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use; heads you win — tails, you lose.

Here’s wishing you a super successful day – every day – for the rest of your life.

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