Success is Supposed to Be Fun and Rewarding

“The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.”

~ Dr. Smiley Blanton

Success is Supposed to Be Fun and Rewarding

By Natalie Manor

I find so many of my clients who are angry at the idea of success.  They do not feel they can attain it nor do they want to try. For them “success” takes too much effort, time, and sacrifice. I have heard many of them say, “I don’t have the talent anyway.” Actually, success is the daily deeds we do in order to live our lives. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Ralph Waldo Emerson, said of success:

“What is 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.”

Success is not complicated. If you think about it, you are already very successful in many respects. Find out what success means to you and do it.

Natalie R. Manor, CEO is an author, business consultant, speaker and executive coach. Her company, Natalie Manor & Associates, is the ultimate resource for business leaders, executives, owners and managers who want to master their life and their business by Getting Clear, Getting Confident and Being Effective faster than ever before. You can register for her free bi-weekly articles at:

Coaching Call To Action

This week, take on Natalie’s challenge and find out what success means to you in all areas of your life. Where are you going for it and where are you stuck?  Congratulations for the areas where you are making progress.  In those areas where you aren’t, what’s one step you can take to get unstuck?