successThe more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner. If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we’ll have them tomorrow. Failure is not our only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. No man can be a failure if he thinks he’s a success If he thinks he is a winner, then he is. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside.