Nicholas Bartlett

Success

What is it that causes us to succeed?
From where does the will, the ambition, come?
Is it simply an assurance we need?
Or is it that we don’t want to feel dumb?
 
What causes us to do all of the work?
For what end do we struggle through the pain?
Do we just want to get that special perk?
Or is there something there for us to gain?
 
Why do we strive to do all that we can?
Is it just that we are looking ahead?
Do we want to fulfill that laid out plan?
Or was it but something our parents said?
 
So how does one define the word success?
I don’t know if one can I must confess.




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