Quote of the Day – Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success

What is success, what does it mean to be successful, and why do we care? It’s an interesting notion. I’ve been reading “The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms” and in a couple of chapters Danielle asks you do define what makes you happy, and often, we think of Success = Happiness. But, take it a step further, what is success?

Leave it to Ralph Waldo Emerson to help us out here.

I fear the popular notion of success stands in direct opposition in all points to the real and wholesome success. One adores public opinion, the other, private opinion; one, fame, the other, desert; one, feats, the other, humility; one, lucre, the other, love; one, monopoly, and the other, hospitality of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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