How do we become a lasting success? What would your definition of success be?
Multi-billionaire Donald Trump once wrote, “The most successful entrepreneurs don’t chase after money. They find their passion and follow it and let the money come to them…life is too short to live somebody else’s dream.”
Og Mandino, the author of The Greatest Salesman In The World (still one of the best selling books on success), says, “The only difference between success and failure is good and bad habits – success is a state of mind.”
What is your definition of success? Let me suggest this one: Success is the process of fulfilling your purpose in life and doing it well. In short, success is a by-product of a life well-lived.
I propose to you that the most successful person who ever lived is Jesus Christ. He knew what His purpose was: to reveal God to us in a person and to offer himself as our Savior by dying for our sins. He fulfilled it perfectly. Jesus Christ was the most successful man who ever walked this earth. Why don’t you look to Him in faith? He’ll put you on the road to success – God’s way.
1. Taken from a speech Donald Trump made to Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda.
2. From The Greatest Salesman In The World, Og Mandino; Publisher: Bantam Books: Publication date: 1968