“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 about it”

― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

A very topical reminder, ain’t it?

In light of the political landscape we live in I think this is a very good reminder. I'll let you get who the junior senator from Wisconsin is

We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men … who feared … to defend causes which were unpopular …. The actions of the junior senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay … and whose fault is that? Not really his; he didn’t create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it, and rather successfully. Cassius was right, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

Excerpted from the March 9, 1954 See It Now broadcast, as quoted in In Search of Light: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow 1938-1961