A Very Important Lesson in Life – 2018
“A very important lesson in life – that anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you’re both engaged in the same business – you know they’re doing something that you aren’t.” – Malcolm X (1925-1975).
I was recently reminded of this quote during a long discussion with a business partner about “learning”.
Many years ago, I came across “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” from which the quote is taken. Reading about my forefathers’ journey to social justice and their fight for freedom has always been a great source of inspiration. These words resonated strongly at that time and have been put to good use several times in my career since.
With 2018 just starting, I decided to frame this quote on my desk as a reminder that, in our quest to success, it is of utmost importance to search for our own weaknesses and keep learning to bridge the gap between “where we are” and “where we want to be”.
Happy New Year 2018 – 새해 복 많이 받으세요