“Truth behind Success”

I have been reading Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie. Which is a wonderful inspiration book on his successful shoe company TOMS and his One for One movement.{ see post 1/9/2012}

Starting fresh- “Start Something that Matters”

The first page of his book stets the stage of his mission and brings to light of our everyday life. It is his version of the famous poem “Success” by Bessie Anderson Stanley.  I read this poem every morning to appreciate everything I have and everything I have accomplished!


To laugh often and love much
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children

To earn the appreciation of honest critics
endure the betrayal of false friends

To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition

To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

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