InspirEmail No 175 - February 15, 2010
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

Secret of Success

A young man asked Socrates about what was the secret of success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning and he would show him. When they met the next morning, Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the rivers edge and then into the water.

When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and pushed him under the water. The young man struggled to get to the surface but Socrates was very strong and kept him under the water, until he started turning blue.

The young man struggled harder and harder, and finally managed to get free from Socrates firm grip. The first thing he did when he got to the surface was to gasp and take a number of very deep breaths.

Socrates then asked the young man 'What he wanted the most when he was under the water?'

The young man replied 'Air'.

Socrates said 'therein lies the secret to all success. When you want success as badly as you wanted to breathe air, you will get it . . . there is no other secret to success than wanting it badly enough.'

Author Unknown

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You can start to succeed at any time

To solve any problem or to reach your goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem you want to solve or the goal you want to reach.

Then all you have to do is know where you're going and have the desire to get there. Then the answers will come to you of their own accord. Don't procrastinate when faced with a difficult problem, break the problem into smaller parts and handle and resolve it one part at a time. The same approach applies to any goal you have.

If you can get up the courage to begin and take action, then you have the courage to succeed. It's the job you never start that takes the longest to finish. Don't worry about what lies dimly at a distance, just do what lies clearly ahead.

Your biggest opportunity is where you are right now. Once you begin you're half done. When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life doing something that is important to you and that leads to your personal success, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

Author Unknown

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There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything
Vince Lombardi

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