Success is a lifestyle,
money is just a by product.
-Self

Failure will never overtake me
if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
-Og Mandino

The goal of education is the advancement
of knowledge the dissemination of truth.
-John F. Kennedy

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
-Confucius

We may encounter many defeats
but we must not be defeated.
-Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
-Maya Angelou

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
-Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the
same thinking we used when we created them.
-Aldous Huxley

There is only one corner of the universe
you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
-Albert Einstein

Insanity: doing the same thing over and
over again and expecting different results.
-Albert Einstein

Find your passion, focus and work on it
like your life depended on it; anything can be turned to success.
-Self

Success is a mental status, the wealth
and money is just a reflection of what is inside you.
-Self

Discover how powerful you are
and overcome any challenge.
-Self

The function of education is to teach
one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character
- that is the goal of true education.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

The logic of Success

Let’s be realistic here, the most successful people you may know have been associated with failure, setbacks, and embarrassment at some point. Wasit not Steve Jobs who was wildly successful yet failed numerously and badly? Or is it Michael Jordan who self-admittedly failed time again and again? From Wall Street to K Street, the story of success is often associated with failure and defeat. The logic is simpler than it is often expressed. Whether one buys a lottery ticket, chooses to go to school, invests in an economic vehicle or decides to run for an elected office, there is always a risk associated with the choice. However, one thing common to all the successful people in their fields is their determination to see their mission accomplished. Failure was always a possibility, but defeat was never an option. Success is therefore a product of risk. To succeed we must never be willing to accept the alternative. The plight of defeat must be big enough to drive us to higher levels of determination and focus. It is reasonable, therefore, to state that the logic of success is deviance against status quo and the fear of defeat. The determination to endure failure after failure and the presence of mind to keep the eyes on the prize is what bears that success. The question here is not whether you can succeed but how much success you want. The beauty of success is that it is a choice and like all choices it has consequences. Money is normally a consequence of success, but rarely part of the main equation.

Jeff Kaluyu, Ph.D.

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