The below aphorisms underscore the importance of cultivating an unwavering desire to be all one can be (i.e., to self-actualize) and its correlation with success and happiness. For irrespective of the past, if you are clear about what you are doing in the present, and you are certain your efforts are developing your full potential, then your resultant resolve to self-actualize will overcome all obstacles and lead you to the lasting happiness you long for.
“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing”
“Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve”
“Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.”
“Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get.”