Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do. (Sarah Caldwell, opera conductor)

Many people are working hard to achieve success with the idea, apparently, that once they have achieved it, that’s the end. But Caldwell makes it clear, that success is just another step in the process of moving forward. When you succeed at one project or another, it makes it possible to build on that success and work toward another new and worthwhile goal.

I don’t mean to say . . . that I have already reached perfection. . . . No . . . I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing . . . looking forward to what lies ahead . . . I press on (Philippians 3:12-14).

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