Every Friday is Wisdom Friday.  It’s just a way for me to share with my readers the little gems of life that I’ve learned either during the week or living life in general.

As much as we like to think that success is a zero-sum game, it isn’t.  Let me explain:

Imagine individual success story in this world is represented by a grain of sand in the Mojave desert.  Each of us have a container to collect our success by filling the container with all the grains of sand it can hold.  Now ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Does it matter how big your container is when defining your success?  The answer is, of course, yes!
  2. Does it matter how big your neighbor’s container is when defining your own success?  The answer is NO!

In fact, there’s really no point worrying if your neighbor has a bigger container than you since his container has no impact in your own ability to measure your success.  Besides, there are more than enough sand to go around.  If you want more, then focus on what you can do instead, i.e. get a bigger container.

Remember, success will come from building your own container and filling it, not from shattering what your neighbor has.