Conan, the Barbarian - Success

When I dream of success I am reminded of the old colloquialism, “If you pray for potatoes grab a hoe.” Meaning you must go out and dig up the potatoes. I must work for the success, what ever my idea of success may be.  


“Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger   

During the Hyborian Age, a time of sword and sorcery, a lone Cimmerian stood out above the rest, Conan, the Barbarian. He was the son of a blacksmith, but Conan was a strong warrior by the age of fifteen. He left his home to find adventures. He encountered villainous wizards, beautiful princesses and huge monsters. Conan saw many adventures and walk both sides between right and wrong. One thing Conan is known for is his chivalry and desire to protect the innocent.

Success takes work. We dream for success but truly it takes work. We must suit-up and show up for success every day. Those highly successful people often say, “I was in the right place at the right time.” Why were they at the right place at the right time? They were doing the work that put them in that place at that time. We often think of success as huge accomplishments, but success is also daily wins. Those daily accomplishments can be just as successful. The daily successes can add up and when we’re able to look back we see were successful all along.

Conan, the Barbarian
First Appearance: Weird Tales, December 1932

Creators: Robert E Howard