The Most Surprising Advice Ever on Success & Happiness

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“DO NOT AIM FOR SUCCESS. The more you make it a target, the more you’ll miss it. Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it only comes as the UNINTENDED SIDE EFFECT of your personal dedication to a cause greater than yourself or as the by-product of your surrender to a person other than yourself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. Listen to what your conscience commands and carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run — in the long-run, I say! — success will follow you precisely because you forgot to think about it.”

– Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning