February 28, 2008
My mom sent me a great birthday card this month which consisted of a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem.
It really hit home, and I am keeping the card by my desk. I thought I’d share it, too:
“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, a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed a little easier because you have lived.
THIS is to have SUCCEEDED.”
And here all this time I thought success was just the number of 10X returns I had?