Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer

Do you all agree? Certainly. I agree with this. We take happiness for granted – do we? I am not sure with others. Success can be achieve by those people who are happy, those who are willing to perform the assigned task to them.


If we are successful we can be happy. Happiness in fact is the key to the so-called success. Most of the time success don’t give contentment to life. They are successful because of their hard work and perseverance but where is happiness? At some point they became happy but for temporary. There are happy people who are successful because the contentment is already with them. No matter what the issue is, the most important thing to note is being happy. Find out what will make you happy.

Sorry, am I making sense here? Am I going in circles?

Napoleon Hill puts it this way “The starting point of all achievement is desire”. If we desire to achieve  something, we should ensure that the passion is always present.

And Mario Andretti added “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek”

It is also the key to motivation – once you have the motivation, you can set goals for yourself. The commitment to excellence towards success.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

That is the spirit – if we loss some because of failure, we never give up the ennthusiam. When  you reach the lowest point of your career or life and you will that there’s something, always think that what must comes down, must go up.


Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. Sai Baba CC

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This quote is for sure nailed on the head. It has all that life can be described to – a game, a challenge, a dream, a sacrifice and love.

It is a game – that’s why somebody said life is a game. Play it or lose it. We play with the obstacle courses of life – problems, highs and lows, ups and downs, name it – one should play the game (fair) in order to succeed.

It is a challenge – it is like a goal that we set before starting a certain challenging project. We have to meet the given goals. No guts, no glory.

It is a dream – we dream to realize that it can be done or it can happen if we work for it – if we are only dreaming with realization, then just stay on your bed and dream the rest of your life.

It is a sacrifice – we have to be ready on what is going to happen. We sacrifice without asking something in return.

It is love – we are still here because of the love. Life won’t be like what we are now without love.

In the course of performing all of these, we take note that we can commit mistakes – it is just normal. Every mistake good or bad, we learn from them.

Here are other quotes about life that will inspire you.

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. William J. Clinton

The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. Eminem

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw



If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

You don’t need to be a manager of the company or an organization. You don’t need to be the class president in your university. You don’t need to be a team leader to lead the team of 15 direct reports. You don’t need to a leader of the pack, to command.

Leaders are people the powerful entity in an organization, rank and file look up to them – to you.

If you can influence people with your correct act within your organization then you can a good leader. I always hear the phrase, “a good leader, is a good follower”.

Start it in your own way – follow rules and you will be respected. If not, you don’t get possible outcome of what your goals are.

I have remembered the answer to the Miss Universe 2012 question. Janine’s answer was about influencing other people – by this statement, she was delivering the message that if you can move people to follow you – then you can be a leader.

I have seen a different posters about a leader and a boss. I know for sure you have seen that too.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John C. Maxwell

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. Arnold H. Glasow

If you belong to the management and lead a group of people, you can definitely relate to these quotes that I borrowed from Brainyquotes. A leader don’t take too much of the credit when the team is successful but rather keep it to himself. But when the team isn’t performing, he gets all the blame.


Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.

David Armistead

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Rita Mae Brown

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.

Frank H. Crane

Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.

John Harold

It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.

English Proverb

A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.

Barbara Streisand
Singer, Film And Theater Actress

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.

Elizabeth Gilbert
Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky.

Mason Cooley
U.S. Aphorist

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.

Finley Peter Dunne
Humorist, Writer

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] Novelist, Editor

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look not only to our own interests, but also the interests of others.

Peter Farquharson
Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.

John Fellows Akers
Business Executive

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Now the alternative to despair is courage. And human life can be viewed as a continuous struggle between these two options. Courage is the capacity to affirm one’s life in spite of the elements which threaten it. The fact that courage usually predominates over despair in itself tells us something important about life. It tells you that the forces that affirm life are stronger than those that negate it.

Paul E. Pfuetze

There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.

Alfred Adler
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the courage to surpass others at whatever cost, but the courage to serve others at whatever the cost.

Arthur Ashe
Professional Tennis Player, Civil Rights Supporter

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.

Delmore Schwartz

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist
We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.

Maxwell Maltz

Courage is about doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.

Eddie Rickenbacker
Medal Of Honor Recipient
The stories of past courage…can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.

John F. Kennedy
35th Us President

Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested. And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.

Katie Couric
American Journalist


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Quotes | Never Give Up

This is in relation to the other post Never Give Up | Believe in Yourself 

I have listed never give up quotes that we can live by on here. I am actually chewing it all up and making sure I understand the meaning of these quotes.

In life, I might have given up many things but I have never let myself from doing what is best for me. Give me a time when you let go off the battle. When you think you are very tired and needed a breather.

Never, never, never give up.

Sir Winston Churchill
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Earl Nightingale
Entrepreneur, Motivational Author

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

Dr. David M. Burns

Don’t ever give up. Don’t ever give in. Don’t ever stop trying. Don’t ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. But never, ever, ever give up.

Richelle E. Goodrich

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Success. We all want to be successful in life. How do we measure success? Some measure it by how they fulfill certain goals they set. Others measure by how their lifestyles.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. Swami Vivekananda

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan



What is your purpose in life? WE all have purpose – whatever it is – we do it because we have a purpose.

What is your purpose here on BlogJob? Most would say to earn money. To experience writing, to gain friends and to have fun.

Because we live not only for ourselves – we have a family and friends. The purpose is to LIVE.

“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” – I definitely like this quote, short but meaningful.

Below are other quotes that are amazingly meaningful.

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,”
― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.”
― J.D. Stroube, Caged by Damnation

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
― Rumi
“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.”
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”
― Robert M. Pirsig

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Growing Old

Age is just a number. We age and acquire more experiences. The more we grow, the more we gain wisdom. As we age we become more content (am I right?) We set specific goals – to reach. The quote is correct, they grow old because they don’t dream anymore. We get to know who we really are when we grow old, it is also very easy to make decisions.

Below are the quotes I think worthy to read.

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”
― Albert Einstein

“Growing older is a blurred birth certificate that only can take us to this world’s perplexed journey, but it cannot smear the letters of the epitaph”
― Munia Khan, Beyond The Vernal Mind

“It does not take much to make us realize what fools we are, but the little it takes is long in coming.”
― Flannery O’Connor

“Age has taught me that what other people think of me is none of my business.”
― Jane Tara, The Happy Endings Book Club

“Old is old at any age. Old is when you quit asking questions about this, that, and everything. Old is when you forget how to love-or worse, don’t care. Old is when you don’t want to dance anymore. Old is when you don’t want to learn anything new except how to be old. Old is when people tell you that you are old-and you believe them.”
― Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

“The adult were once young. The young have not yet attained adulthood.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“The older I got, the more aware I became of time and how I was wasting mine.”
― Julie Murphy


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Growing Up

We need to be matured enough to face the world. Growing up means we need to grow old. Growing up is transitioning to growing old. As an adult, we get to up our priorities, but sometimes we tend not to pursue them because we want to explore the things – new and things that we haven’t experienced in our teenage years. We need to grow up – make wise decisions.

Growing up, I was such a picky eater. I’m finally starting to expand. Mike Trout

I make mistakes growing up. I’m not perfect; I’m not a robot. Justin Bieber

Growing up, I was a target. Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test, and there were a thousand ways to fail, a thousand ways to betray yourself, to not live up to someone else’s standards of what was accepted, of what was normal. Wentworth Miller

As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Growing up, I had a very normal relationship with my brother and sister. But, over time, they became my best friends, and now I hang out with them all the time. I’m very close with them. Logan Lerman

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up. Tom Stoppard

My growing up years, we watched ‘Happy Days,’ every night. I don’t know what was reruns and what was new. Sarah Silverman

When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn’t like it. John Lewis

I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way. Allen Iverson




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