Success is Counted Sweetest

We talk a lot about success here at Ego Friendly. We offer thoughts and inspirations on how to achieve it. We give you quotes and comments to help you excel and grasp it. But what is success? Really, when you get right down to it what does it mean to “succeed”? Is it the big car, the new house, the hot wife, nailing that gig? Does success only come at the end of a great task or can you call every small move in your great plan a success?  What, damn it all, does “success” mean?

It seems odd, doesn’t it, that a company that claims to help you get what you need to succeed is saying they don’t even know what the word means, right? Follow me here, people- there is a point coming. When we at Ego Friendly say that we will help you succeed, in fact when anyone says that, the offer is not to give you whatever it is you think you want. That’s called instant gratification and that is not what we are about. Success, we can all agree, is a goal and we are not in the business of fixing games. What we do is give you the tools we can to help you take out the other team, the inspiration and energy to carry yourself to the goal.

Success is, in actuality, something that you cannot define. Sure, you can define the word, but for each person the state of success is different. Success is subjective. Each person has their own goals and their own measuring rod of success. For some it’s landing that promotion, for others it’s just getting to the office everyday. For one person it could be finally refinishing their deck, for another- taking out the garbage.

Even those who have never even had success in their own lives can tell you what shape it would take for them. Emily Dickinson put it best, perhaps, when she said:

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple host
Who took the flag to-day
Can tell the definition,
So clear, of victory!

As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

But none of us want to be part of old Emily’s losers; we want to be that purple host! We want to taste the real success, not appreciate it’s finer points from afar. Whatever it is that we need to do to get that taste, to hear those strains of triumph, we will do. Whatever it is that you count as success, that’s the goal to reach. All of us here at Ego Friendly are just here to help you get the you need to get there; whether it’s to the front curb or the new corner office.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Achmad Ansori, Ego Friendly. Ego Friendly said: Emily Dickinson said that it's those that never win who know the true sweetness of success, but what did she know? […]

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