How Do I Succeed?


How do I succeed when I don't even know what it means?
How do I succeed when everything and everyone around
Waits for me to fail?
How do I succeed when I'm distracted from
My goals, my hopes, and dreams?
How do I succeed when I'm tried, hungry, and even worthless?
I'm tired not by rest, but by trying to be nice
To those who don't deserve my kindness.
I'm hungry, not for food, wealth, fame,
Nor power, but hungry for respect and success.
I'm worthless, not by money, but by the content of my character.
How do I succeed when the only word in my vocabulary is ashamed?
How, tell me, I want to know, need to know, how do I succeed?
I'll tell you, I leap over obstacles in my path,
I never lose confidence.
Instead of asking how do I succeed,
I should be asking how do I not fail.
I should have persistence and the only word in my vocabulary
Should be outstanding, because I'm standing outside
The darkness and stepping into the light.
So how do I succeed, I simply never give up.
One more thing, before I forget, success is what you make of it,
Not what someone else creates.
So how do I succeed when the world is on my shoulders?
I carry it and move on!

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