Thursday, December 08, 2011

Success is a Team Effort!

As we were preparing a POST for our ProVision - Mentorship BLOG, we came across some wonderful information related to Andrew Carnegie.

The following can be found on the Website for the Carnegie Mellon Institute of Technology at:

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie was a penniless Scottish immigrant who became a steel-maker, controlling over 25% of American steel production by 1899.  By 1902, he was the richest man in the world.  But if that was his only legacy, by his own words, Carnegie would have "died disgraced."
"There is no class so pitiably wretched," he said, "as that which possesses money and nothing else."

Over the course of his lifetime, Andrew Carnegie would give away over $350 million dollars. In today's economy, those gifts would surpass a half billion.  Most of us don't have $350 million dollars, much less a half a billion, but we can make choices about how to use the money we do have.  We can decide to make an impact.

The inscription on Andrew Carnegie's tombstone reads, "Here lies a man who knew how to enlist the service of better men than himself."

As we ponder those words, I am reminded that SUCCESS in virtually any field of endeavour is more likely to come only after years of dedication and discipline.  The reality is that this "success" has often taken years to achieve. Furthermore, there are truly very few success stories that are genuinely 'solo efforts'. The work that we do, and the work of other successful people has almost always involved others who have in some way played a part in the advancement of that effort.  (As was noted on Andrew Carnegie’s tombstone.)

That's why we believe that success is a 'team' effort!  It is possible to achieve success and help others to be successful in their development. That's why Mentorship is so important in the development of people.  Mentorship helps people to more quickly and more fully develop their full potential.  And that's why we've added these resources and made them FREELY AVAILABLE for anyone who is looking at developing their potential. 

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