Success is speaking words of praise
In cheering other people’s ways
In doing just the best you can
With every task and every plan.
It’s silence when your speech would hurt
Politeness when your neighbour’s curt
It’s deafness when the scandals flow
And sympathy when others woe.
It’s loyalty when duty calls
It’s courage when disaster falls
It’s patience when the nights are long
It’s found in laughter and in song.
In happiness and in despair
In caring and accepting care
In all of life and nothing less
Aim for these meanings of success.