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Quotes About Defining Success

Quotes About Defining Success

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill

“Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.”― Mary Kay Ash

“You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” — Michael Dell

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” ― Anne Sweeney

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ― Robert Collier

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ― Maya Angelou

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ― Woody Allen

“Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.” — Michelle Obama

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” — Malcolm Forbes

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” — Colin Powell

“Success is falling nine times and getting up 10.” — Jon Bon Jovi


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Ann M. Shamburger

I respectfully request a that you remove the quote from Zig Zigler, as he is not a supporter of women. He taught a coed Sunday school class here in Dallas, and spoke one day about how he does not allow women who work for him to be in the same room or even hallway alone with him. Because he respects his wife. He went on to say he's comfortable with having one on one meetings with direct reports who are male, eating out and playing golf with them, even having them drive him to the airport. All opportunities for mentorship that he does not give to women under the guise that to do so would be improper. I asked him about it after class, and he said he cannot be alone with a women without compromising himself. When I asked if he thought perhaps he's denying women equality to them men in his office, he did not have an answer. It's unfortunate he's given platforms like a Sunday school class to provide justification for sexist behavior. I hope Ellevate will no longer support his views.

November 13, 2017

Raquel Ugalde

Hi Ann, thank you so much for bring this to our attention. We have removed the quote. We are committed to making Ellevate Network a resource for women, and that includes sourcing our content from individuals who lift women up personally and professionally. We hope that you will continue to bring our attention to content that does not reflect our values, so that we can do our best to make it right. I'll follow up with you via email in case you do not see my comment. Best, Raquel

November 14, 2017