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Own YOUR Success: The Power to Choose Greatness and Make Every Day Victorious by Ben Newman

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A Note from the Author

While success comes in many guises, I firmly believe that it is bred from a single attribute: true greatness. Greatness comes in many forms; however, upon scratching the surface, one will always find elements of sacrifice.

My mentor and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon, recently shared the following profound thoughts with me regarding the topic of greatness and sacrifice.

We can find greatness in every corner of the earth, in classrooms, locker rooms, kitchens, farms, laboratories, hospitals, nonprofit meeting rooms, factories, and in the hearts and actions of those who serve and sacrifice for a cause greater than themselves.

  • Great scientists invest their lives finding cures for cancer and other diseases.
  • Great teammates sacrifice for one another.
  • Great leaders selflessly serve their teams and organizations.
  • Great managers give everything they have to bring out the best in others.
  • Great marriages often sacrifice what each person wants for what the marriage needs.
  • Great parents give of themselves to their children.
  • Great social activists and entrepreneurs sacrifice money, brainpower, and resources to find new ways to improve health and economic support for people in developing countries.
  • Great ministers sacrifice themselves to love and care for others.
  • Great teachers sacrifice their time and energy to improve their students’ lives.
  • Great athletes, actors, and musicians sacrifice thousands of hours, training and developing ...

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