Simon Smith made it big in the department store
business, with facilities in several states. At the grand
opening of a new mall that included one of his stores, a
reporter asked for an interview. "What do you believe is
the most important personal characteristic that has led
to your success," the journalist asked.
"It's will power. That's the main reason for my
achievement," answered Smith.
"Could you explain that for me?" the reporter asked.
"Sure," the executive smiled. "My father died and in his
will he left the entire department store to me!"
Well, that's not the kind of will power used by most
people to make it to the summit. I'm not knocking
wealth, but the real satisfaction comes from what we
create ourselves, not something handed to us on a
polished silver tray.
Business leader B. C. Forbes, observed, "Our future and
our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our
hands are but the instruments of our wills."
Regardless of the magnitude of the task, tackle it with
all of your heart, soul and mind.