“The happiest people are those who care more about the happiness of others.” – Father Manuel La Rosa Lopez
“Before you are a leader, success is about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others.” – Jack Welch
What in the world do these two quotes have to do with each other? One is a clear reference to a personal state of mind, while the other is a reference to a professional mindset. Two completely different topics, so why try and blend them into one message?
In truth, they are exact mirrors of each other. Let me explain…
First, let’s examine the quote on happiness. My daughter recently graduated from high school and was fortunate to be awarded one of the Ronald McDonald House Charity academic achievement scholarships. To recognize the recipients the Houston chapter of the Ronald McDonald House held an awards breakfast in late May of this year. As part of this event, they brought in several speakers to share wisdom on both the importance of education and the necessity of hard work and effort in achieving long term success. Continue reading