Saturday, September 17, 2005

Almost Impossible

How many times have you seen successful people portrayed as dishonest swindlers who stab people in the back to claw their way to the top? More times than you can remember? Me too.

Does this happen? Yes, but it is much easier for anyone to approach their full potential through service and cooperation. Think about which segment of the population commits a disproportionate amount of crime - the unsuccessful.** Here's why. When someone knows they are driving towards betterment, it creates a passion for life that eliminates many desires for ill-gotten gain. Put in other words: It's almost impossible to do wrong when you know you're moving in the right direction.

I am often asked what my definition of success is. I define it as continuously approaching one's self-defined full potential. However, if that self-definition of success includes wrong-doing, then it is, indeed, delusional.

**I was originally going to say the poor, but money in and of itself does not define success.


At 9:07 AM, Blogger Pug8 said...

This makes alot of sense based on your precepts for success. If you have to compromise one area to achieve another, is it truly success? That is, if you are compromising social success for monetary success, you are losing as much success as you are gaining. I wonder if there is an equation for this?


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