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  1. Great post! I myself was never an ambitious person, i pretty much cruise through life. I once had a dream of becoming a fashion designer, that didn't really happen but i once owned a successful fashion boutique for many years that i gave up for a better business opportunity once i got married and have a son. I don't consider myself as a successful person just yet (as in-not quite a billionaire yet *LOL*), but i sure feel contend and more importantly-profoundly happy with my life right now. I've never feel happier ever, and that for me, is success itself

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    1. Hi Mindy! Life really tricks us into doing things and decisions we never thought several years back that we'd actually do or choose. Success really depends on the person. I'm happy that you feel successful in your endeavors. Thanks for sharing your comment! :)

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  2. I did perfectly at school but life was my real teacher. It turned out that my knowledge is only theoretical, not practical, so at first I didn't fit in at all. I agree with you completely.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Vanessa! A person's success in life isn't really determined by how well he/she performed at school. There are lots of other determinants to success and one of which is the common "never give up." Because the fight, no matter how hard, is not over until you do [give up]. :)

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  3. an awesome post from you indeed,in our chilhood parents taught us to learn,to be intelligent.but if you are passionate about something then you can surely achieve your goal no matter you are enough intelligent or not.

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    1. That's right! As long as you have the right attitude, you can be anyone you want to be. Everything else follows! Thanks for sharing your comment! :)

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  4. I still treat my life as school. There's too much competition going on so even if I don't get a score in each test, my attitude should stay as persevering so success may be insured.

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    1. Indeed. Attitude is MORE important than intelligence. Thanks for sharing your comment Rochkirstin. :)

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  5. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength or not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” my husband always reading a lots of books about how to be a successful person it is more on attitude for you to become successful person indeed ..

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    1. Thanks for sharing about your view on success Laarnie! Will is about your courage to pursue success. So it's basically part of attitude too. :)

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  6. I don't think you need to be intelligent to be successful, but it maybe a factor. I agree that we have our own definition of success so we don't need to compare ourselves to others. I may say I am already successful but others who don't have the same definition as I have may think I still haven't achieved success.

    After reading the whole blogpost, I thought, maybe right, that it all ends to attitude. Good attitude can bring us to where we want or need to be. But of course it should be accompanied with passion and determination.

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    1. Attitude is definitely the key to become successful because if you have the right attitude, everything else follows. Thank you for dropping by Mei! :)

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  7. It's never too late to start what you dreamed of before, find a new one that inspires you.

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    1. Nice piece of advice Fernando! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. These are great thoughts you have here. I always enjoy long explanations such as this especially coming from a psychologist. :)

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    1. You're right Roch! I was so focused the first time that I watched the video. That's one credible person. I love TED's speakers! They're so inspirational! Thanks for sharing your comment! :)

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  9. you don't always need to be intelligent to get success but yes it helps.

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    1. It sure does, Michelle. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  10. Interesting post. Have you read Robert Kiyosaki's Why A Students work for C students? I have seen so many parents impose on their children (insisting on enrolling them in school and expecting them to write and read and the kid is just 2!). Learning comes through various forms, like play :)

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    1. Really? That's terrible! Poor kids. Those parents are definitely uptight. I agree with you that learning comes in different forms. Besides, children of young age don't only benefit from play by learning how to count or recognize pictures and colors. They also get to develop their social skills. And now that you've mentioned it, I gotta look for that book! I have read other books written by Kiyosaki but haven't seen that one yet. :) Thanks for sharing your helpful comment Marissa! :)

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  11. very inspiring! Its true that you learn most in real life experience but it is education that will help you prepare in facing the struggles ahead.

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    1. Hi there! Yes yes, education can help prepare you for future struggles but it still depends on you - on your attitude. Thank you for your comment. :)

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  12. If you ask me there are a lot of things more important than Intelligence like that Drive that we have. Drive is the most important decision that you make on a daily basis is quite simply what your perspective on things will be. This choice will determine your actions, feelings, success and overall flow of that very day. In order to get the most out of life, especially within your place of work, you must develop an optimistic view of things.

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    1. Thank you for your wise inputs Leira! And yes, drive is really important too, like you've said! :)

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  13. I think being smart and having a nice attitude is more important than intelligence because life is not how we analyze it, it's how we react to it.

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    1. Well said Frank! I agree with you! Thanks for sharing your comment on this post! :)

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  14. This is very inspiring! i actually a subscriber of Ted on YouTube, If only i could turn back old days i would definitely reading my books everyday! Great post!

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    1. Hi Richard! It's alright, it's never too late to learn new things. I hope you're not only talking about your textbooks in your comment, because there are lots of ways to acquire knowledge and skills. Besides, it's your attitude and will to learn and be successful that counts. Thanks for sharing your opinion on this matter! And yea! TED's amazing! :)

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  15. Most failures in school are the ones who usually gets to be successful so I don't buy it when people say intelligence is important. Sometimes, it depends on your view in life, your attitude and what you want to achieve - not everything is by the book or brain.

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    1. You're right Aisha! Thanks for sharing your comment! :)

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  16. It's not yet too late. Go and pursue your own dream. Only you can help yourself.

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    1. True that! Thanks for dropping by Irish! :)

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  17. Love this post! Very motivational. I consider myself successful but yes, I'm still working on how to keep or even reach and do more in life. Thanks for sharing this post. And those people "people talk behind your back, they are behind you for a reason" my favorite quote :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your favorite quote Genzel! :)

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