12 awesome definitions of success from great leaders

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Henry Ford, entrepreneur

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
Bill Gates, entrepreneur

“What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people’s lives.”
Oprah Winfrey, entrepreneur

Oprah Winfrey

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill, prime minister

“Success cannot be measured in wealth, fame or power, but by whether you have made a positive difference for others.”
Richard Branson, entrepreneur

Richard Branson

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
Albert Einstein, scientist

“Success is never getting to the bottom of your to-do list.”
Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo

Marissa Mayer

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”
Arianna Huffington, founder, Huffington Post

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
Bobby Unser, racing driver

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”
Margaret Thatcher, prime minister

Margaret Thatcher

“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”
Melinda Gates, philanthropist

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”
Denis Waitley, motivational coach

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