Success isn't always a straight line, In fact, it rarely is. More often than not it is a winding road of stops, starts, and potholes.
The journey is the biggest wildest part of the adventure and should be enjoyed as such. If you don't take time to enjoy what you learn along the way you will indeed miss the whole point.
Here are quotes from twelve of the world's most successful people who truly get it and have made their mark in areas as wide as media to spirituality.
If you have some favorites of your own, don't forget to share them in the comments below.
Enjoy these Success tips from twelve of the world's most successful people
"The reason I've been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money."-Oprah Winfrey
"My definition of success? The more you're actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will be." -Richard Branson
"Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success." -Martha Stewart
"Judge your success by what you had to give up to get it." -Dalai Lama
“It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” -Ellen Degeneres
"If you create incredible value and information for others that can change their lives - and you always stay focused on that service - the financial success will follow." -Brendon Burchard
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” -Tony Robbins
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." -Steve Jobs
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou
"I'm not really interested in making money. That's always come as the result of success, but it's not been my goal, and I've had a tough time proving that to people." -Steven Spielberg
“Let’s think beyond the normal stuff and have an environment where that sort of thinking is encouraged and rewarded and where it’s okay to fail as well. Because when you try new things, you try this idea, that idea… well a large number of them are not gonna work, and that has to be okay. If every time somebody comes up with an idea it has to be successful, you’re not gonna get people coming up with ideas.” - Elon Musk
"We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success." -Arianna Huffington