Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination


As the popular phrase goes, “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. In the end it’s the courage to continue that counts.” Having the courage to continue after failure is important, but what’s even more important is continuing after success. That’s when it gets easy to sit back and look at all you have accomplished and forget how much more there is left to do. Success is a journey, not a destination.

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. In the end it’s the courage to continue that counts.”

You’re never as good as you think you are when life is going great. The flipside is also true. Success takes a team. You never could have climbed that mountain without the people around you helping you along the way. So don’t let ego take the wheel after achievement. Acknowledge and thank your team for everything they do. Take a moment to collectively celebrate your success, and then put your head down and start working toward the next goal.

people I admire most—the ones I consider to be truly successful—are those who are happy, living vibrant lives and looking forward to the future. They have healthy relationships and strive to balance motivation and drive with humility. They’re boldly humble. It’s a contradiction, just like most things in life. Walk with your head high and your heart humble and you’ll find the greatest sense of inner peace and wholeness.

Humility isn’t something you’re born with. Certain things happen in our lives that boost our ego or tear it down. Learn to accept both in stride. You do that by not allowing your emotions to control your direction. Never let the lows drive you too low or the highs lift you too high. As a popular quite I love by Rudyard Kipling, “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster ,  treat those two impostors just the same , Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.”



©Tilewa Adeyemi