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Achievement vs. Success

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"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." (- Helen Hayes).  According to Orison Swett Marden, achievement is not always success... persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances is an honest endeavor.