How Do You Spell Success?

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.




Winning On Purpose.




“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
– Inspirational quote by Robert Byrne –

“Each of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it.”



We do indeed hold a special something inside us all – a special something that is unique to each of us.

That special something gives our lives a sense of meaning and direction.

That special something inspires us, excites us and makes us feel alive.

That special something is capable of taking us anywhere we have ever dreamed of going and making our lives the exciting adventures they should be.

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling.”
– Quotation about purpose by Aristotle –



What is this “special something” we are talking about here? It is your purpose in life – the thing or things you were born to do.

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”
– Inspirational quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes



Every one of us possess a variety of talents, interests and gifts that are decidedly unique in nature.

The most successful people in the world have always been those individuals that discovered their purpose in life – then pursued that purpose like their very lives depended on it.

These self made champions took those things they loved to do, those activities that they loved so much that they would gladly do them for free, and then fashioned a lifetime of achievement around them.

These winners learned how to win “on purpose” and so must we if we’re going to start making our dreams come true.

“The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.”
– Inspirational quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes –



What about you? Have you too tapped into your purpose?

Are you living the life you’ve always imagined, filled with happiness, excitement and fulfillment?

You can still unleash the immense potential stored inside of you and ignite a spark that can take your life to unimagined heights, when you start living your life with purpose — passionately pursuing those special things that turn you on and turn you loose.

By simply following your heart, you can easily identify your purpose in life.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”



It is never too late or too early to discover your distinctive purpose in life.

Finding your true purpose or calling is a simple process, yet we are often so busy doing what we have to do that we leave precious little time to do those things we love to do.

Instead of living the lives we love and loving the lives we live, we all too often needlessly put our hopes, dreams and aspirations on the back burner as we wage life’s daily battles.

“Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose



In order to live the life you were destined to live, you must find your unique niche in life – and then fill it.

Simply put, you need to identify what you love to do and then find a way to make it your life’s work.

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”



Regardless of whether you know it or not, you have already uncovered your purpose in life.

Yes, you have! After all, deep down inside you hold a special something that brings a smile to your face, a skip to your step and a song to your heart, don’t you?

Come on, isn’t there one or two things that turbo-charge you with emotion and make you feel happy and fulfilled?

Absolutely! This is your purpose calling out to you, begging for the chance to make your life the exciting adventure it can be.

“Success demands singleness of purpose.”



Your life’s adventure, where your fondest dreams can come true, begins the moment you take that bold first step and fulfill your purpose.

You have a beautiful song inside of yourself that desperately needs to be sung. It’s your turn – and your time – to live the life you have longed to live every day since your birth.

You have now arrived and your future awaits. Mother Theresa advised us, “Life is a promise. Fulfill it.” Indeed we must.

Og Mandini, once said “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.

Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

When you decide once and for all to boldly step up and forcefully rededicate yourself to a lifetime of winning, you will reawaken and unleash that powerful purpose inside of you.

You can turn your life around.

You can start living life on your terms.

You can have anything and everything you have ever dreamed of having.

Yes, you can – when you start winning on purpose.

Your new life, a positively charged life where there are no longer any limits on how far you can go and how high you can fly, begins right here and right now.



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