A friend sent me an inspiring memo yesterday.
Tammy is a former high school drop-out.
Her candor about that poor choice was refreshing.
Having been troublesome myself, it touched me.
She did not try to hide what she had done.
She later got smart and went back to school.
Now she is completing her doctorate.
That takes desire and discipline.
Tammy is smart, compassionate and ethical.
She measures her progress against herself.
No comparisons with friends and colleagues.
Just her own progress as a person and professional.
God’s 10 Commandments tell us not to covet.
No competing with our neighbors.
No coveting what our neighbors have.
No sense of achievement by out-doing others.
That leads to jealously, hatred and harming others.
It leads to gossiping and back-biting.
Tammy strives to be great and wants you to be great, too.
She asks, "How can I help you achieve your goals."
We need not compare ourselves to others.
No rooting for their failure so we feel superior.
Instead think: "You’re great . . . and I am, too.
"What can we do together to be more successful?"
This is the true path to realizing your dreams.
It leads to fulfillment in life and your career.
It is the path of whose who pursue great purposes.
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