Personal development leaders often counsel us to “think big” about our career dreams and life ambitions, and there are many notable lives of accomplishment we can look to for inspiration. But dreaming big can also trigger our fears.
In his article What will be your Life Monument?, Mike Litman includes Napoleon Hill, J.K. Rowling [right] and Benjamin Franklin as examples of people who have “built something that will SERVE OTHERS (inspire, entertain) for decades, centuries. Their life has been one of SERVICE and with service comes riches and fulfillment.”
“Napoleon Hill [“Think and Grow Rich”] passed away almost 27 years ago and he’s changing my life right now,” Litman adds. About J.K. Rowling, he asks, “Do you think in 100 years from today, that young kids and adults will still be reading Harry Potter? I do.”
Ben Franklin, he notes, “was a leading author, politician, printer, scientist, philosopher, publisher, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat. Every morning he would ask himself this question when he woke up: What Good shall I do this day?”
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