Happy Monday My Friends,

ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS
“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for the achievement and forget the success.” (Helen Hayes)
We enjoy it when our work is recognized by others. Our boss tells us we’ve done a good job. Our friends are impressed by something we’ve just shown them. A teacher praises an essay we’ve written. This kind of recognition helps motivate us, as any good teacher, parent, or boss knows.But when we do our best-whether recognized by others or not-the feeling is better than any compliment or collection of gold starts.
NOTE TO SELF:
I celebrate my own work when I know I’ve achieved my best. (Linda Picone)
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you. (Buddha)
Don’t judge each day the harvest your reap, but by the seeds you plant. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” (Audrey Hepburn)
All these words of encouragement today may seem random, but I felt they were all telling the same story only in different ways. We always appreciate praise for what we do. And sometimes that is exactly what we need.  But if you stop a moment to reflect and remember that great feeling of achievement or accomplishment you get when you know you gave your all toward obtaining a specific goal you may have set for yourself,  or completed a challenging  job assignment ,and that is something that lasts much longer than the momentary praise we can ever receive.
Wishing everyone the best week ever.
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off