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I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.
Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door; it's building your own.
Its success lies in the fact that it's an insurance plan, not an investment plan or a welfare plan.
I am uncompromising to the point of huge dissension in the studio. And it's served me very well. My theory and my philosophy is, 'Compromise breeds mediocrity.' Obviously, you have to pick your battles, and the more success an artist has, the more they want to be involved in their own career, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.
I'm glad that my parents missed one thing that was really unbelievable. They saw me hit this great success. It was a blast and we had a lot of laughs. And it was just an amazing time. They passed away. And then after I got, you know, famous, all these haters came out of nowhere.
Social enables word of mouth at an unprecedented scale. Its most powerful effect, through reviews and recommendations, is to put product quality and value for money as the key to success in commerce. Social brings a level of transparency that prevents marketers from advertising their way to success without underlying product quality.
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Once you have a lot of success, you become a target in many ways.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
Success is best when it's shared.
The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun.
The true measure of success for the U.N. is not how much we promise, but how much we deliver for those who need us most.
The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.
William Lloyd Garrison
Someone once told me I'm a sore winner, and they're right. I rarely take more than a moment to enjoy a success before I'm moving on and looking for the next challenge.
Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line?
Work/life benefits allow companies meaningful ways for responding to their employees' needs; they can be a powerful tool for transforming a workforce and driving a business' success.
Anne M. Mulcahy
My parents were very open about what kind of talent I had. They never pushed me to become an accountant because they knew that would be just absolutely ridiculous. So they were encouraging in what I am able to do with some success.
That's the key to success, isn't it? It has to be fun.
The lesson is, because there will be many lemons in life, to learn to make the proverbial lemonade - and be open and honest. That's the best way of doing damage control and positioning yourself for success.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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