What Does Your Picture of Success Look Like?

In his excellent book, 'Essentialism', Greg McKeown recounts how "Jim Collins, the author of the business classic Good to Great, was once told by Peter Drucker that he could either build a great company or build great ideas but not both. Jim chose ideas. As a result of this trade-off there are still only three full-time employees in his company, yet his ideas have reached tens of millions of people through his writing."

This anecdote remind us of something that is absolutely critical. As we try to live deliberately, we each have a different picture of success that we are aiming for.

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