Success by Alok Mohan


Success does not mean absence of Failures.

Victory is not  winning each and every Battle, but Victory means winning the ultimate War.

Success and failure are dependent  on the relative work we are performing.  Suppose you are applying for a job. Due to heavy competition , even though you are highly qualified , you may not be selected: we cannot count this as failure as you may try for another.

Our birth is an experience. we gain success by trial and error in our life experiences.
Our life is like unpolished diamond. Experience gives polish to this diamond. Finally we learn the art of living and glitter like a diamond.

Success requires hard work and it sometimes brings in suffering, but there is great difference in sufferings in life and sufferings in the path to success. The latter suffering would invariably bring in success but the former suffering may drain the energy of the person. Hard work and success are both related to each other. Hard work is directly proportional to success and you will surely succeed if you work hard!!

At its basic level it is mere instinctive means of survival and self preservation. When a lion chases a deer, it means life to either of them. The lion faces starvation or the deer faces death, due to failure of either. We, the humans beings try for a win-win situation, where we preserve the species that gives us food, life, and sense of security. From this basic level, we try to stipulate various parameters for higher benchmarks of successes.

Thus two types of performers spring up. Those who succeed for their own purpose, and those who succeed for others. Some of those who succeed for their own purpose at time also happen to contribute that success directly or indirectly for others.

Those who succeed for others have a larger Definition of  ‘self’. The youth generally get confused when some of the definitions of successes prescribed by elders around seems narrow, self- centred  personal-gains-oriented. In my opinion, results as viewed and measured by self standards lead to the perception of achievement. Success, however, needs to be judged as viewed and measured by people around us. Success is therefore defined by those who “achieve” it convincing the members of  community / society.

 Success is a psychological or behavioural judgment and not a mathematical or scientific evaluation. The logic is not absolutely irrefutable, but it is firm and uniformly applicable within a given framework of time and context.


Alok Mohan

Some Quotes on Success 

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket. Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good. ~Joe Paterno If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you. ~Author Unknown Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it’s leaning against the right building. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average. ~M.H. Alderson Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. ~Gene Fowler We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best. ~Miguel de Unamuno, Essays and Soliloquies, 1925 Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ~Lily Tomlin I couldn’t wait for success… so I went ahead without it. ~Jonathan Winters There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.” ~Carrie Fisher Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~David Frost Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Author Unknown Success: 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 In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. ~George Bernard Shaw, 28 August 1896 Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves. ~Larry King Success has made failures of many men. ~Cindy Adams Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches. ~Donald A. Miller Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. ~Author Unknown

Alok Mohan

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