TV News LIES

Monday, Jul 28th

Last update12:22:36 AM GMT

You are here News Editorials Alex Baer: For Best Success, You Must Succeed - Part 1

Alex Baer: For Best Success, You Must Succeed - Part 1

E-mail Print PDF

SuccessTo be successful, be successful.

Hmmm.  That one almost demands a Homeresque "D'oh!" be parked at the end to spike its inscrutable truth.  On second thought, the only thing here that's obvious is that this opening thought's going to take a few more tries to fully flesh out.

Here's Sir Arthur Helps, from 1868:  "Nothing succeeds like success."  Getting warmer.

All right, with apologies, let's start again.  This time, we'll go a few laps 'round the ol' philosophical cul-de-sac.  After all, if you're going to contemplate the broader Moneygoround, then gathering one's thoughts aboard a conceptual merry-go-round may prove useful.

Ah -- this one might do it:  Success feeds on itself, gathering more success as it rolls down success-covered hillsides, like a snowball increasing its size, collecting more and more snow around itself.

OK, one more time:  After a bit more polish and elbow grease, the central thought final emerges:  The more success one has experienced, the more likely it is that added successes will arrive, and continue to do so with increasing ease.

Success brings abundant confidence -- a secure (but ultimately false) sense that wins will continue to arrive in sequence, metered in neat packets of progression, like waves lapping onshore -- equally spaced and watery metronomes, marking each measure.

It's easy to not give head-room to such questions or qualities until -- like most things in life -- they are gone.

Trust me on this one:  I do not go looking for such thoughts.  They find me, plopping themselves down at my feet for consideration, entangling feet and ankles like frisky cats or puppies until noticed, and a response is finally provoked.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


New York Times editor: Pot prohibition 'unacceptable'

andrew rosenthalNew York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal on Sunday defended the paper's call for ending...

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Israeli soldiers refuse to serve in GazaWhenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves — which are made up of ex-soldiers — there...

Bruce Enberg: We're not Fair and Balanced, we tell the truth

truthNew unemployment claims dipped to 284,000 in the past week, and this is the lowest number...

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

AIPACThe official name for Israel's latest assault on Gaza is "Operation Protective Edge." A better name...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!