Today’s post is from the last No Bunk Truths chapter in my family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense),
This post is an excerpt from Chapter 5 – Achieving and Maintaining Success Truths.
Success in Life Depends on the Motive is Truth #4
My Father’s Wisdom
My fahter was a Green Brain Mechanical Engineer.
The following is his concise wisdom about success.
“On November 11, 1966 my father made the following contribution to the HI-LITER Newsletter, which was the business newsletter his employees wrote bi-monthly:
There is an old fable about a dog that boasted of his ability as a runner. One day he chased a rabbit, but failed to catch it. The other dogs ridiculed him. He replied, “Remember, the rabbit was running for his life, and I was running only for the fun of it.”
Success in life depends on the motive. If you are in the race merely for the fun of it, or as a meal ticket, you will not put the same energy into your running as you will if your ambition is deeper and more serious.
I thought you would be interested in what the author had to say. Every once in a while all of us should sit down and ask ourselves:
- Am I putting into my job the best I can?
- Am I doing my best to make more happy and satisfied customers?
- Am I giving my job all I’ve got?
Think about what motivates you to be succesful in your life and amend the questions above to read:
- Am I putting into my life the best I can?
- Am I doing my best to make more happy and loved family members?
- Am I giving my life all I’ve got?
Are you the dog or the rabbit?
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