Use These 6 Quotes to Help Inspire Your Success

Adrian S. Potter
3 min readDec 4, 2021

Try, fail, grow, and then thrive.

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By definition, success means “…getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame” and “the correct or desired result of an attempt.” But with all due respect to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, that description feels somewhat hollow.

So, what does success mean to you?

Success can appear in various ways — a large savings account, a fulfilling career, a sizeable social media following, or a LinkedIn page full of honors and skills. It can also look like a stable love life, improved fitness, reduced debt, or eliminating a toxic habit.

Recognize success is an individual pursuit. It is custom-made, not one-size-fits-all. Your version probably shares some facets with mine, but there are surely countless differences.

Similarly, success is also not static. It shifts and evolves. Your current self views success differently than when you were younger and lacked the experience you possess now.

I have compiled six quotes from notable individuals who supply some choice lessons from their paths to achievement. Use these insights to amplify your vision, overcome obstacles, chase dreams, and craft an authentic version of success tailored to your value system.

“There are two types of people who will



Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity ·