Success is often diluted when we fail to take into account the simplicity success should bring. I’ve always enjoyed reading the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson! Starting out by focusing on laughter says much about this great American essayist, lecturer, and poet.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson