Jan 01

“SUCCESS NOW!” MadeWithBalloons™ & Other Things


"Success Now" graphic MadeWithBalloons

JustRouseIt™ graphic design MadeWithBalloons™ and Rouse Matrix Systems™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon grid frames to illustrate Success NOW!

MadeWithBalloons™ & Other Things.

—  ROUSEings —
By Graham Rouse

"ROUSEings" logo-iconSUCCESS NOW!

You may have heard it said that “Success is a journey, not a destination.”, but few people seem to realize that you are entitled to enjoy the self-respect, confidence and satisfaction of success right from the beginning of that journey. You don’t have to wait until the end to be a success.


This definition of success is one that I learned from Paul J.Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute.  Paul taught that

“Success is the progressive realization of

  • worthwhile
  • predetermined
  • personal
  • goals”


This definition says that success is measured in relation to goals. There must be some target for your efforts.

One can discover some amazing, even delightful things while wandering about aimlessly, but “success” will not be one of them.


It seems that most people spend most of their lives pursuing other people’s goals. We start out pursuing goals set by parents and then the goals set by teachers, preachers, bosses, legislators and mates.

Our accomplishments may be great, but success will never be ours until the goals we pursue are our own.


” I am amazed!” one friend told another as he looked at a wall full of circles with arrows dead center of each.

“How did you manage to hit the bull’s-eye every time?”

“It is easy.” came the reply. “I shoot first and then draw the circles.”

Success may, sometimes, be easy, but it is always based upon goals you choose before you pursue them, not targets you create after the arrow has landed..


This definitionn suggests that there is a moral or ethical component to success.

While the goals we pursue should be our own rather than simply the goals of others; success requires that we choose goals that yield benefits for others as well as ourselves.


Success is the PROGRESSIVE realization of those worthwhile, predetermined and personal goals.

In other words, your success begins the moment you begin to take action on your goals and your success continues as long as you continue to take action on those goals.

This is good news. It means you can achieve the self-respect, confidence and satisfaction of success every day. Just keep your goals in front of you and keep moving toward them.


This good news certainly applies to those of us who are balloon enthusiasts and balloon professionals. Maybe success is even a little easier for us than most.

We can bring smiles and laughter to others with even simple balloon skills. We can choose our own goals of creation and recreation with our hands, with our machines and with our imaginations. We can progressively add new designs, new skills and new smiles each day. We can progressively grow our goals into financial ones, into competitive ones, into leadership ones and into many more areas of our choosing.

Each day we can take a step forward. We can climb one run higher on the ladder. But, no matter where we are along the journey, we can know success. We can BE a success in the NOW.

Ours can be “Success Now! MadeWithBalloons & Other Things”.


(1) Check out the resources of Success Motivation Institute (SMI)

(2) Visit & subscribe to these Rouse, online publications:

  • “JustRouseIt” Blog is guaranteed to “Advance Your Art & Business MadeWithBalloons” when you properly utilize the tools and techniques taught there.
  • “Graphics MadeWithBalloons”  blog provides “Balloon Imagination On Display” to inspire and inform you.
  • “ROUSEings” blog offers “Pictures, Instructions, Reviews & Musings About All Things MadeWithBalloons”.
  • “RouseABOUT Your Success” newsletter delivers news, updates, special offers and other resources for Your Success MadeWithBalloons™ direct to your email inbox.

(3) You may also like and benefit from


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for joining me for ROUSEings.  Do return for more 

Pictures – Instructions – Reviews – Musings
about all things MadeWithBalloons.
Graham Rouse
Your host and author for ROUSEings.
© 2014 by G. Rouse


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About the author

Graham Rouse

Graham is the owner of Rouse Technologies LLC, Clemson, SC USA.

He has 30+ years professional experience in the balloon industry.
He produces, publishes, exhibits and teaches balloon arts worldwide.
He has 5 patents on technologies for balloon professionals.
He is the creator of seminal innovations for the balloon industry:

(1) structuring balloon sculptures from inside
(2) building balloon displays with aperture frameworks
(3) manufacturing film balloons in connected series.

Graham's companies manufacture, distribute, teach and support Rouse Matrix Systems™ brand, Expand-And-Load™ balloon grid frames

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  1. Lou Ann Dunn

    Thank you for posting all of the above. inspiring! Lou Ann Dunn/Artful Parties and Events Inc

  2. Diana Polsgrove

    So proud of the contribution you have made to the balloon decorating industry. You have come a long way from your first matrix system. I still have a couple of the original that I still use! My best to your lovely wife.

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