FOCUS = Follow On Course Until Successful

“He shrugged his shoulders to shift the pain of failure—the pain that is so much greater than the pleasure of success.”
― Ian Fleming, Moonraker

“Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks and courage. ”
― Charles Luckman

“One often has to do what they have to do in order to do what they want to do; however if you only do what you want to do then you will never do what you have to do!”
― C. Moorer, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate

“FOCUS = Follow On Course Until Successful.”
― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men!”
― Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

“Los Angeles is a town where status is all and status is only given to success. Dukes and millionaires and playboys by the dozen may arrive and be glad-handed for a time, but they are unwise if they choose to live there because the town is, perhaps even creditably, committed to recognising only professional success, and nothing else, to be of lasting value. The burdensome obligation imposed on all its inhabitants is therefore to present themselves as successes, because otherwise they forfeit their right to respect in that environment … There is no place in that town for the “interesting failure” or for anyone who is not determined on a life that will be shaped in a upward-heading curve.”
― Julian Fellowes, Past Imperfect

“It’s neither judgment nor judgment according to the status quo that we have a problem with, but rather judgment according to God’s Word that we have a problem with. We sharply dress ourselves, go out into the world, shape ourselves, our personalities according to the world’s standards and preferences, allow ourselves to be made dull by the world and its desires in order to appear successful and happy and attractive in the eyes of the world. We love the world’s judgment but we hate God’s judgment. Absurdly enough, the one that really matters, the one out of the purest of loves rather than a mere contract in hopes of mutual gain, is the one which we so adamantly try to shut ourselves off from.”
― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality