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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn

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Chapter 14

From Success to Significance

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

I love this Albert Einstein quote because when we see success broken down into the simple variables that represent our daily actions, the results seem much less significant. I am sure that this is what he wanted to convey. Success is another figment of our imagination, yet for some reason, it is a chronic obsession that plagues us all. We crave the favorable outcomes. We hope and dream for prosperity in each and every venture that we undertake. Simply put, we want to succeed at everything that we do. Sometimes this desire is so strong that we wish for success at all costs, never ...

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