Ending Up Miserable Is The Ultimate Failure

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   “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success”  —Albert Schweitzer Click To Tweet

Love this quote.

A dear friend of mine is by all measures very successful; retired at under 30, living on a tropical island doing nothing but surfing while his business works for him somewhere at the other side of the globe.

Yet he’s unhappy. He’s bored out of his mind and has no idea what to do next.

Is he successful?


Does that make him happy?

No. Far from it.

Happiness is a complicated concept, that I cannot pretend to fully grasp. But that’s the point; we need to remind ourselves that success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is something everyone should find their own way of seeking, working towards and creating. How? I don’t know. I’m still looking.

I’ve already been successful & miserable. I did that for almost two years when I was working for corporate (see Let’s Face It – Time To Move On & my personal story). That didn’t quite work out.

Now I’m trying to be successful, but more importantly happy. Ending up miserable is the ultimate failure.

Eighty Percent Of Success Is Showing Up

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“Eighty percent of success is showing up” -Woody Allen Click To Tweet

Ever wondered what makes some people successful, while others fail? What differentiates the winners from the losers?

It’s the acts of:
Showing up. Every day.
Taking action. Every day.
Giving value. Every day.
Learning. Every day.
Improving. Every day.
Handling criticism. Every day.
Making D-E-C-I-S-I-O-N-S. Every day.
Making mistakes. (Yes,) Every day.
Moving on. Every day.

Entrepreneurship is not a picnic, and while there are no guarantees, one thing is certain: Only the people that show up can ever reach the finish line.

Winners Never Quit, And Quitters Never Win

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“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win”— Ted Turner Click To Tweet

Stay strong guys! We all have our off days. Days when we doubt everything – our ideas, our abilities, our lives, our business. It’s the fear that’s raising it’s ugly head. Push through. You can do it!