The Pamela Positive: Emerson – “Success is…a PLUS condition”

“Success is constitutional; depends on a plus condition of mind and body, on power of work, on courage.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson shows us that success is thinking positively in our minds, with our bodies, our thoughts.  We have to think positively, proactively about with ourselves, towards our work, and each moment.

Then he counsels us to add a little courage… and I would add modesty…

and off we are to humble success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American writer, lecturer and poet.  He was a leader in the Transcendentalist movement, and a founder of the Transcendental Club, which included members such as Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott.  Transcendentalism emphasied the importance of individuality, and the presence of the divine in all things.  Among Emerson’s most famous writings are his essay, “Nature,” and his book, Self-Reliance.


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