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Adapted in part from Daily Good

Eleanor Roosevelt

Success means different things to different people.  For the majority of us, regardless of our definition, the road to success is paved with challenges and tests. Mine has certainly been a zip line of events filled with highs and lows and fruitful ,yet at times, painful learning’s.

One thing is clear: those of us who reach for the stars and actively stretch towards our dreams, emerge from our efforts transformed.

If you have a dream and are working hard to see it realized, be assured, the journey  (the footwork) counts just as much, and sometimes more than the destination. Our failures are not a waste of time, they teach us lessons. Think of the failures Richard Branson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Charles Lindberg, had on their way to success. Humble persistence coupled with determination can sometimes serve us better than strokes of genius, and ordinary people who chose to direct their efforts unstintingly in the direction of their dreams have reached great heights.

Lao Tzu said that success is to be found in the journey, not the destination.

Mayou Angelo defined. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.”

No matter your definition, I believe we all aspire to be successful – to be the best version of ourselves, to inspire others, and to leave the world a better place. And in this respect we are all storytellers.

As a story teller, we tell stories which …..

Shape how our world works and at their very best, we tell stories that empower our moral imagination to envision how we and the world around us could work better.

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