Here is a poem I wrote, titled; "What Is Success?". It’s from my poetry book, The 'As If' Principle. I think my favorite quote about what success really is, would be a quote from Earl Nightingale, from his popular recording/book titled, “The Strangest Secret”. He said:
“If someone is working toward a predetermined goal, and knows where he or she is going, that person is a success. If they are not doing that, they are failures…The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. He’s the person who says, ‘I’m going to become this…and then begins to work toward that goal.”
I hope everyone is doing what they set out to do and facing each challenge that comes their way with a smile and persistent perseverance. Here is the poem I wrote:
What Is Success? by Jerald Simon
“Success is a series of accomplishments,
woven together with work.
Success is the dreamer who does what he loves,
not the slacker who knows how to shirk.
Success is a series of lines,
that wrinkle with the times.
It’s the wisdom of age, the all knowing sage,
who knows where to draw the line.
Success is the servant to the master who knows
the path he will walk each day.
It is given to him who has prepared a plan,
and is already on his way.”
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First and foremost, Jerald is a husband to his beautiful wife, Zanny, and a father to his wonderful children. Jerald Simon is the founder and president of Music Motivation®. He is a composer, author, poet, and Music Mentor™/piano teacher (primarily focusing his piano teaching on music theory, improvisation, composition, and arranging). Jerald loves music, teaching, speaking, performing, playing sports, exercising, reading, writing poetry and self help books, and spending time with his wife, Zanny, and their children. Jerald created musicmotivation.com as a resource for piano teachers, piano students, and parents of piano students. He is the author/poet of "The As If Principle" (motivational poetry), and the book "Perceptions, Parables, and Pointers.” He is also the author of 19 music books from the Music Motivation® Series™ He has also recorded and produced several albums and singles of original music.