Peanutter said 6 years ago:

This quote is from a book mentioned above. I have only started reading the first 10 pages this book and I have been hooked. I’ll try to update this post as I get further into the book but here’s the first one:
“Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a
target, the more you are going to miss it. For success,
like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and
it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s
personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or
as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other
than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same
holds for success: you have to let it happen by not
caring about it. I want you to listen to what your
conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it
out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live
to see that in the long run – in the long run, I say! -
success will follow you precisely because you had
forgotten to think of it.”