Hopefully, everyone had a great year in 2017 and I hope that 2018 is filled with greater accomplishments. When we achieve our goals, we are all faced with greater responsibility. Being successful puts us in a better place to help others. After all, no matter what level of success we achieve, it is best to remember that success is a journey and not a destination.
The year-end is an excellent time to assess your progress and to look forward to the next twelve months. Celebrate your accomplishments and take time to evaluate the goals you may not have reached. Know that failing to reach a goal in the time that you had allocated does not mean you failed, unless you had quit taking the necessary steps to accomplish your goal.
Several years ago, we published a book by Cavett Robert, called Success with People that contained the quote, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” Now, Success with People has been republished by my good friends at Sound Wisdom and is available for purchase on Amazon. Cavett Robert graduated from Ole Miss and later earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University. Cavett had a successful career as a lawyer and in insurance sales, but he is remembered for his public speaking. In 1973, Mr. Robert founded the National Speakers Association, and today, the Association awards the best public speaker with the prestigious Cavett Award.
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Leader certification coming up! May 24 – 27, 2018 at the University of Virginia College at Wise
David Rockefeller was a banker and Chief Executive Officer for Chase Manhattan Corporation before his death. He was also John D. Rockefeller’s son, and was the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family until his death in March 2017. David was listed in Forbes magazine among the 400 Richest People, and was worth over three billion dollars. In a recent Wall Street Journal publication, there was an interesting article about David’s five foot Rolodex.
The Napoleon Hill Foundation is located on the campus of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. It is the only branch of the main campus which is in Charlottesville, Virginia. As you know, it was Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who founded the University of Virginia. Before Thomas Jefferson died, he left specific instructions about what he wanted to be written on his tombstone. He even sketched a design of the tombstone to leave nothing to chance.
Over my lifetime, I have read many books and would not trade the knowledge I have learned from these books for anything in the world. I recently read a book called Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World by Howard Graham Buffett. I read the book because of my admiration for Howard's father, Mr. Warren Buffett.