Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 232, August 24

Albert Einstein -- Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.

Yesterday, I wrote about succeeding at the wrong things.  Einstein's quote reminded me that we should strive not so much for success but for value.

Value contrasts with success in that value comes from the inside while success is awarded externally.  There is nothing wrong with wanting to achieve success.  The wrong part comes in when we prize it above all else, above family, above friends, above faith.

Sometimes it's hard to recognize true value.  Our world trains us to look at things--and people--in terms of what they cost, what they can do for us.  Value, on the other hand, pays no attention to worldly matters. 

This I know for sure:  value trumps success every time.

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