Achieving one’s goals should not be something that’s always too serious to do. The right amount of smile and laughter is what we all need to get going with our goals and be on track.
Laughters once in a while is not only good for our health, but for our positive mindset as well.
So the next time you think the most successful people who have ever lived in this planet accomplished their goals with such a serious and deadpan face, think again.
Below are just some of the most brilliant minds in history — from Bill Cosby to Friedrich Nietzsche — who kid about their ideology about the pursuit of success.
If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut ~ Albert Einstein
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value ~ Albert Einstein
Success is the one unpardonable sin against one’s fellows ~ Ambrose Bierce
The Lord gave us two ends — one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most ~ Ann Landers
Completely unexplainable success is far preferable to sophisticated reasons for failure. ~ Barry Gibbons
Success is the child of audacity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. ~ Benjamin Franklin
I have got two reasons for success and I’m standing on both of them. ~ Betty Grable
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~ Bill Cosby
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. ~ Bob Dylan
You never become a howling success by just howling. ~ Bob Harrington
If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure. ~ Dan Quayle
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley
Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. ~ Don Marquis
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. ~ Don Marquis
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~ Earl Wilson
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success. ~ Eddie Cantor
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ~ Elbert Hubbard
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other. ~ Erma Bombeck
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros. ~ Ethel Barrymore
Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable. ~ Fran Lebowitz
Success has always been a great liar. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Success is like dealing with your kid or teaching your wife to drive. Sooner or later you’ll end up in the police station. ~ Fred Allen