Learning how to organize, focus, persist and delegate are extremely important attributes to have in order to reach your full potential. I was talking to my good friend and master entrepreneur Joseph Botelho about success and we both agreed that success is important but the aim in life is to create “Significance”. Significance entails everything you would find in success like wealth, achievement, awards, fame, recognition, dreams and power but adds these 3 elements to it:
- What are you going to leave behind that will continue to better your family and humanity after you are gone? Will people remember your name 50 years after you are gone? Shoot most people are forgotten 50 days after they kick the bucket. This is why I think everyone should be a published author. We still read books that are over 100 years old today keeping that persons message and memory alive and their message continues to bless generations.
- Is what you do making a positive impact on people? Are you making the lives of people better with what you bring to the marketplace?
- Love is the greatest force on earth. I wish I could honesty say or describe what true love is or how it works, but I can’t. What I can tell you is that we can see it and recognize it when it appears in our life from another human being. It comes through the eyes, words, touch, compassion, forgiveness, empathy, caring, giving and acting. Love is much too powerful to contain in words, it has to be expressed in action. What teen age boy has not told his girl friend “If you love me you will have my baby” That is not love, that is growing out of control hormones in full swing!
I encourage you to take a look at your life and revamp it not just to attain success but take it one step higher to “Significance”.
Don and Melinda Boyer