A portion of this quote decorated the wall of my high school in Akron, OH. It was attributed to an incorrect author according to some quote masters. Regardless, it resonates with many baby-boomers.
“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.” – Bessie A. Stanley of Lincoln, Kansas
Many years ago, Brian Tracy had an enormous impact on my life. His goal setting exercise is second to none for helping you determine what steps are essential to achieving the things you want most out of life. Check out “The New Psychology of Achievement”. I have met Brian Tracy personally, many times, and can attest to the quality of all his material. I highly recommend getting started with any of his programs. They make great, life changing listening while working out or driving.
Also, see the Press Release of the forthcoming book that I have co-authored with Brian Tracy “Success Manifesto: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets For Achieving Success in Your Health, Wealth, and Lifestyle.”