In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
When pastors don’t have rich spiritual lives with Christ, they become victimized by other models of success – models conveyed to them by their training, by their experience in the church, or just by our culture.
Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.