Succeeding at things that don’t really matter

Time magazine once did a famous with George Harrison, one of the Beatles. Speaking about their meteoric rise to fame George said: ‘At first we all thought we wanted the fame. After a bit we realized that fame wasn’t really what we were after at all, just the fruits of it. After the initial excitement and thrill had worn off, I, for one, became depressed. Is this all we have to look forward to in life? Being chased around by a crowd of hooting lunatics from one crappy hotel room to the next?’
George, who was probably the most spiritually sensitive member of the Beatles, instinctively recognized that we were created for something bigger than success. A very wise person put it this way; ‘Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.’

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2 Responses to Succeeding at things that don’t really matter

  1. Felicia says:

    I agree wholeheartedly!

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