Stairway to Success

an excerpt from the book:

 Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul © 2014 Angelica Hopes  All Rights Reserved.

Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

~ Michelle Obama


Dorothy Walters said, “Success is not a doorway, it’s a staircase.”

Based on my personal experiences in life, each step towards these stairways to success is an up and down steps best matched with these kind of attitudes, values and characters from within ourselves:

__/preparation, timing

__/calmness, systematic

            __/anticipation, planning

       __/humility, generosity, kindness

  __/respect, courtesy, honesty

/discipline, self-control


                                                       __/just, fairness

                                              __/consistency, responsibility

                                       __/appreciation, gratitude


                             __/endless patience, tenacity

                      __/humor, enthusiasm

                __/temporary loss, back-up plan

        __/broad understanding, consideration

 __/caution, better judgement

/mishap, mistakes, failures, repetitions

stairway 2

                                    __/fun, relax, leisure

                               __/strong will, wisdom

                         __/hard work, perseverance

                   __/self-reliance, self-confidence

             __/awareness, keen observation

       __/undying hope, optimism

  __/courage, guts, determination

/prayers, faith, love

We can have our own definition of what success means in our lives and no one can grab that away from us.

It is only us who can define what is success in our lives: that kind of deep true happiness and fulfillment in whatever field, situation, relationship, state, stage and age in our life. How much more fulfilling and enriching, it can be if we share such success in every stage of our life with the people we care and love and those whom we continue to touch other people’s lives as a way of sharing such blessings of success.

There’s no elevator to success, we need to take the stairs. Take each steps one at a time with calm, courage, patience and determination.

“If I am in harmony with my family, that’s success.” Ute Proverb

Both harmony and health are both success in one’s life. It’s not elusive, we just have to work together with proper discipline towards it but not forgetting the simple fun of life too.

♥  ♥  ♥

Stairway to Success an excerpt from Speranza Odyssey Series, the first of 3 book series,

Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul © 2014 Angelica Hopes  All Rights Reserved.

Enjoy this short video clip from our family trip in Bonifacio, Corsica France

I, Camiel and little Elisa at the 187 steps of King Aragon – Escalier du Roi d’Aragon

2 thoughts on “Stairway to Success

    1. Thank you Ed for reading my pages. It is true that there are few people are on the staircase of success and still there are many of us working hard to attain the kind of success we have for our life and our love ones. I stick on the Ute proverb, If i am in harmony with my family, that’s success.” I see it in a way that when there’s harmony in any family, that passes through the society. Have a happy Sunday! best regards, Angelica

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