“Success is being happy in one’s work. Success is doing something with meaning and satisfaction. Success is working in a pleasant, inspiring, cheerful, and stimulating environment. Success is working in fine facilities placed on attractive sites in structures of good design, well maintained. Success is working with intelligent, dedicated, understanding and tolerant associates. Success is pride in the appearance and social attributes of those who surround you. Success is knowing we are well remunerated for our effort, encouraged for our achievements and sincerely advised on our deficiencies. Success is knowing that the greater our contributions, the greater our reward, both monetary and otherwise. Success is being respected by our associates for our integrity, our honour and our total character. In other words, success is having the ability to greatness.” - Robert Wood Johnson
I was recently in the vision training centre of Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd an I’ve seen his bio book and the above paragraph was at the end of one of chapters that I loved under name “ what is success?” . And it really represents the success of J&J.
Later that day I was reading another paper and I’ve seen this quote from Albert Schweitzer when he said: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success – if you love what you are doing, you will be successful” which is in fact the summary of above statement.
Just thought to write them here for my inspiration.
I've seen this short report or better say communication in today Lancet about "Inspiring young scientists: a Nobel cause" and I found this section interesting “In one session, a young female scientist asked a laureate panel how best to balance a research career and family life.
The (all male) panel acknowledged that this was a difficult problem, especially for women and, they conceded, that there was no easy solution. With more women in science the answers should become clearer."
This is a real major questions and difficulty for all women. But then later on, I read a very good advice:
"We all make sacrifices to get what we want. Most top professional women (can apply to highly successful women in academia, industry, etc) do not sleep eight hours. Many of them work on weekends. These are choices they make in order to have what they want. Think about where you want to be in 10 or 20 years and what it will take to get there. What choices and sacrifices will you need to make today to achieve your goals tomorrow?"
**Refer to name of a book byChristine Brown-Quinn that I just purchased recently