A man who meets a guru on the road asks, “Which way is success?”
The bearded sage doesn’t speak, but instead points to a place in the distance.
The man, thrilled by the prospect of quick and easy success, rushes off in the appropriate direction. Splat!
He limps back, bruised and stunned, assuming he must have misinterpreted the message. He repeats his question to the guru, who again points silently in the same direction.
He obediently walks off once more. This time the splat is deafening. And when he crawls back, he is bloody, broken, and irate. “I asked you which way is success!” he screams at the guru. “I followed the direction you indicated! And all I got was splattered! No more of this pointing! Talk!”
Only then does the guru speak: “Success is that way. Just a little after the splat.”
~ This is an excerpt from a book “Believe You Can – The Power of a Positive Attitude” by John Mason
“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.”
~ Arnold H Glasow