"They were awful. Troublemakers actually. The most childish individuals on the planet, and not a one of them to be trusted. That's why I left."
"Is that so?" answered the old man "I'm sorry, but you'll find the same people living here; it's bad!"
Frustrated, the traveler walked away to the next town.
Some time later another traveler reached the old man and asked "What kind of individuals live here?"
"Well, what were the people like where you came from?" answered the old man
"They were the best. Helpful, genuine, and friendly. I'm sorry to leave them actually."
"Fear not," said the old man "You'll find the same people living here; it's great!"
One question for you:
Where do you live?
Do you live in the city, countryside, a suburban home? Is it a warm climate, seasonal, frigid? Do you have a college close by or a sports team you root for? Are there nice roads, parks, arts community, recreational activities? Do you think it has good schools? Do you feel safe? Does it have diversity or more homogeneous?
Seriously, close your eyes and picture it in your mind for a quick minute and really think about all of the benefits and possible negatives it has...
Our events, people we meet, and the life we live is often a product of the people we interact with. We are a product of our own environment!
But, we are not victims of our environment! We greatly influence our own US by our own attitude and outlook.
It boils down to this --- Do you live in Scare City?
Do you live in a mindset of Scare City?
Success and significance leaves clues. They are related, but they are not the same.
Significant people possess certain characteristics. They are driven, display tons of effort, exercises patience and persistence, operates with confidence, seeks new challenges, handles pressure very well, actually welcomes adversity and setbacks, and is an excellent communicator and leader.
Many people have these skills, some have all of them, but few have this last one.
Significant people are NOT selfish! They make others around them better!
They care more about the team and the others around them than themselves.
Not true, right? You know wealthy people who are very selfish, self-seeking, self-centered and it's all about them!
Agreed, you can achieve success by being selfish. BUT, it's IMPOSSIBLE to achieve significance!
Do you want success or significance in your performance?
Living in Scare City myself for all these years is why this is launching...
In this age of competition, we’ve become more and more selfish and self-seeking, trying to get our own piece of the pie.
Society has forced us to care more about ourselves than others.
That’s why many of us aren’t as significant as we want to be.
It makes sense, because we've lived in Scare City our