Daily Quote: “Imagine discovering what successful people have in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices, and using them to transform your life”. This is the opening of the highly acclaimed book Success Built to Last by Poras, Emery and Thompson (2007 Pearson Education, Inc.)
After reading the book and reviewing their one-on-one interviews and conversations with hundreds of people (famous and unknown) from around the world who achieved lasting impact without obvious power or extraordinary abilities. This book provides ideas and many different ways of how to find meaning in your life and work without providing an absolute magic formula or silver bullet. So I would like to “plus one” their concept of “success” to the next level. The point is whether there is a difference that makes a difference between success and fulfillment. Remember all these people started out as ordinary and found ways to develop their abilities and learn to fight through failures and mistakes to follow their passions.
Reflection: My aha after reading this book was to figure out the difference between “success and fulfillment” . Then I found this comforting quote from world renown psychiatrist, Victor Frankl “ Success is developed and measured by an external focus and fulfillment comes from the inside and is displayed on the outside.”
Self-Coaching Challenge: The big opportunity and challenge for you is to read this book and discover how you can find true meaning and fulfillment in your life and work. This challenge will not be easy and yet the journey will be worth the effort. All you need to do is start.