How High the Sky of Success

Success: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, the attainment of popularity or profit, a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.

The artist, sculptor, poet and writer, Michaelangelo is definitely considered a success.  He achieved both fame and fortune in his lifetime.  But never married or sired children and nursed a near unhealthy jealousy of his rival, Leonardo da Vinci.  read more  Our world is grateful for the power and beauty he created.  Rarely do we recognize the sacrifice and determination “success” takes.

I have written about Paul Ekman here many times.  His work regarding “Micro Expressions”, rapid movements of facial muscles that are tied to underlying emotions. And his contention that all humans, no matter what race, nation or culture they come from exhibit the same seven universal emotions of: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, contempt and happiness in subtle, in-common micro-expressions,  has taken a lifetime to prove.  Ekman’s work has become more important than the lie detector in many professional settings, and more accurate.   read more


Recently Ekman blogged about the “secret” to his success, which he attributes in part to his life mantras.  Never take no for an answer, leave no stone unturned, and aim higher than you can see.  Reading his blog on this also reveals a “driver” for his inspiration – guess who the “driver” is?  Paul Ekman’s Mottos I Live By

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