This month’s leadership quote:
“Success is when you add value to yourself. Significance is when you add value to others”
I have heard it said, that the time to “give back” is in the later phase of our lives. This quote is a reminder that giving back is really a lifelong habit; a habit of giving. As I think about people who have made an impact on me and on our society, they are remembered because of the value they added. It’s one thing to build a successful enterprise or career and another to achieve significance.
Which do you want?
We are always talking with our clients about the difference between success and significance. In fact, you can see it in one of our Public Service Announcements we produced and wrote for the Big Ten Conference.
No worthwhile effort is every lost. Think of others first and enjoy the rewards of the Law of Reciprocity!