"A Thought About Success ...

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In the past I thought “success” was all about making money. I was focussed on material things etc. I had a vision board with a Aston Martin and other symbols of success.

(However the things themselves isn't what I wanted ...)

Then a couple of years ago I had something of an “epiphany.” I was going through a period of personal growth and everything about making money seemed to make sense. Concepts that I'd head before (but didn't truly understand) started revealing themselves …

For instance ZigZiglar's quotation: "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want." And concepts like “Giving/providing value.” I then swapped my vision board for a simple “mission statement” for my company:

“We’re in the business of changing people’s lives.”

And more which led me to understand:

If you want to be loved, love others.
If you want to have a good friend, be a good friend.
If you want to be protected, protect others.
If you want success, make other people successful.
If you want respect, give respect.
If you want _______, then _______.

Remember, then, that it’s not all about making money and being “materially successful.”
#success #thought
  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    I just want to contribute my thoughts about success. I have learned from a motivational speaker about the ultimate success formula. And these are the ff:
    1. Decide what you really, really want.
    2. Take inspired action.
    3. Notice what happens.
    4. If things are not working change your strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Making money is ONE by-product of success but it isn't the only one.
    You would be lying to yourself if you said you didn't want to make money but if you don't make that the focus, you'll generally do better because your image will be better.

    Cheers, Laurence.

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    • Profile picture of the author Chad Rissanen

      Great post! If more people understood this concept the world
      would be a much better place. Sometimes it does take an event
      or as you say "epiphany" to happen before we realize what truly
      is important.

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  • Profile picture of the author limitlessonline07
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Thanks for the feedback everyone. : )
      "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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