The thought of our mortality is one of our greatest reservoirs of wisdom. When we ponder on the transient nature of life, we ask ourselves deep questions and our philosophies are formed. When the question of death is asked, our highest priorities surface. I like the thoughts of Stephen R. Covey when he says to begin with the end in mind. One can hardly understand his or her life’s priorities without extending the equation of life over the point where life ends. Those who regularly connect with their mortality live the most meaningful lives, while in contrast, those who think they would live forever make a mess of life
How to escape the inherent dangers of becoming successful too quickly
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the Paranoid survive. – Andrew Grove The statement “success breeds complacency, complacency breeds failure, and only the paranoid
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