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Main : Success

Real Power, The
  by: Neil Eskelin, Daily Jump Start

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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.




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