Success II

(Originally written, May 1992)

I would like to share with you the Seven Secrets to Business Success that were presented to our sales force at our Spring meeting in Dallas.

1)       Successful people overcome the problems of life.

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that on has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

2)       Successful people persevere no matter how long it takes.

“In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.” – Montesquieu

“Success is not a matter of desire, but a product of hard work.” – Barringer

3)       Successful people are people of character.

“To succeed, one must possess an effective combination of ability, ambition, courage, drive, hard work, integrity, and loyalty.” – Harry F. Banks

4)       Successful people believe in themselves.

“You will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself.” – Boeteker

“Our success or our failure is the result of our mental condition – our thoughts – our attitudes towards people and toward ourselves.” – Custer

“The worst bankrupt man in the world is the man who lost his enthusiasm.” – Arnold

5)       Successful people believe in and work well with their teammates.

“Choose a career you love…give it the best there is in you…seize your opportunities…and be a member of the team.” – Fairless

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

6)       Successful people believe in and enjoy what they are doing.

“To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides.” – Sullivan

“No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount of excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of the ultimate distinction.” – Adams

7)       Successful people continue to succeed!

“Success is a ruthless competitor…we lose the spirit of humility.” – Tilden

“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.” – Irving Berlin

Success is not found primarily in the position you hold, the possessions you obtain, or the prestige you are granted…rather, success is the person you are.

In conclusion, it should be noted that true success is not just professional, financial, social, religious, or even family success. We must look at the Spiritual side of life.

The Bible warns that Spiritual Success is not accumulation, acclaim, or appeased appetites. Success is a journey, not a destination…a process, not a product. Spiritual Success is knowing God’s Word, Worshipping God, and Walking with God in His perfect Will for our lives. The ultimate Spiritual Success is becoming mature, being conformed to the image of God. May you seek the right kind of success.

Enjoy the Journey,


About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

2 Responses to Success II

  1. Shirley Mears says:

    Can I reprint this post to my network?

    Shirley E.M. Mears CELL 405.514.8108 WEB KZLS 99.7 FM True Oldies – KFXY Faith 1640 AM 4045 NW 64th, Suite 306, OKC 73116 Like us on Facebook at Integrity Networks, 3:00 – 5:00, Nov 8th, Location: Affinity Computers 721 S Mustang Rd, 350-6984, Kurt & Susan Rahlfs, Refreshments by Panera Bread. RSVP prize by Bette’s Best Baked Goods An Affair of the Heart, Fairgrounds, Oct 19, 20 & 21 –

    Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:50:53 +0000 To:

  2. Sure thing, Shirley! – Kristen

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