Perhaps more than anything else, people want to be successful in life. They want to earn a good living, do something they love and make their mark on the world. So what does it mean to be successful? Although success is often measured by the amount of money one makes, to me success can’t be measured in terms of money. I know a lot of very successful people who are neither rich nor famous. And some of them live quite simply. I believe that no two paths to success are alike.

Here are 10 quotes from some of the world’s most successful people who have made their mark on the world in a profound and meaningful way.

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Success tips from ten of the world’s most successful people.

I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. –Steve Jobs
Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison
Every second you spend thinking about what you don’t want in your life is a second denying focus and energy from getting what you do want. Every minute you worry about what’s not working is a minute drawn away from creating what will work. And every hour spent reflecting on the disappointments of the past is an hour stolen from seeing the possibilities that your future holds. – Robin Sharma
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
Success is to live your life with integrity and to not give in to peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not. Success is to be honest and to contribute in some way. Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means you should follow that. – Ellen DeGeneres
The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.- Oprah Winfrey
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou
You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously. – Steve Maraboli
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

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