This is the final excerpt from my latest book, Simple Realities (The pathway to happiness and success), which is now available at and on Kindle.

           Success can take many forms, but one constant is that success is always personal. Whatever you’re doing, and wherever you’re doing it, the opportunity for success is always present. Success can be found anywhere: at home, at work, at school, at play, and in all personal relationships. Success isn’t defined by where you are, but rather by how far you’ve come and the obstacles you’ve had to overcome along the way.

             Success is the reward for taking enough time to do something well.

             Wisdom knows what to do; skill knows how to do it; success does it.

             The three stages of success: start; go; keep going.

             For every person who climbs the ladder of success, there are dozens waiting for the elevator.

             To succeed you must be willing to sometimes fail.

             Being successful at anything includes having fun doing it.

             Success isn’t out looking for you.

             If you haven’t struggled for success you can’t fully appreciate it.

             You can succeed by doing things that failures don’t want to do.

             One of the main qualities of successful people is keen observation.

             Success depends not just on how well you do the things that you like doing, but also on how well you do things you don’t like doing.

             You’re not a success if you had to violate the rights of others to get there.

             Acting on the advice you give to others will help you succeed.

             Truly successful people can say “no” without giving a reason.

             If at first you succeed, you should try something harder.

             Always celebrate a success, no matter how small.

             If you love what you do you’re a success because satisfaction is itself success.

             Although success requires that risks be taken, they should be minimized as much as possible.

             The difference between success and failure is often a bunch of little things.

             Success always includes getting up when you fall down.

             There are only two reasons for not getting what you want; either you don’t want it badly enough, or you aren’t prepared to pay the price.

             Success is accomplishing something you were determined to do rather than something that you were destined to do.

             Success includes knowing that you have done your best.

             Aim for achievement and success will follow.

             There are enough different kinds of success for everyone to have some.

             The difference between a successful person and a failure is often a simple lack of will.

             Successful people look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.

             You can’t just let things happen; you have to make things happen.

             People who see needs and provide for them without being told will succeed.

             Stability and reliability are essential to lasting success.

             What we do with our leisure time is as important to our success as what we do during our working hours.

             You’re more apt to achieve success by striving to deserve it than by striving to attain it.

             Three ways to succeed: be first; be best; be different.

             Success is as much attitude as aptitude.

             To succeed, you have to be prepared to deal with pressure, tension and discipline.

             The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

             Just because you’re doing better than someone else doesn’t mean you’re succeeding; perhaps they’re failing.

             Sleeping well is more important than eating well.

             Reaching the top is hard; staying there forever is impossible.

             No amount of success at work can compensate for failure at home.